Political Science

College of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences

Stroud Hall, Room 409



The Political Science program is housed in the Department of Political Science and Economics.

About the Program

East Stroudsburg University’s Political Science curriculum comprises the systematic study of the theory and practice of politics at various levels – domestic, international, public and private sectors. Depending on their interests, undergraduates can focus on questions of a theoretical nature, the role and performance of political institutions and political systems, or the behavior of individuals and groups. Our Political Science degree prepares students to work in both the public and private sectors. Many majors also use this preparation as a basis for further study in graduate school or law school.

An ESU student who majors in Political Science earns a Bachelor of Arts degree. Several options are available to Political Science majors.

Students may choose among four concentrations: 

  • American Government and Politics
  • Pre-Law
  • International Relations and Comparative Government
  • Public Administration


Are you interested in...

  • Solving complex problems
  • Developing and marketing ideas
  • International travel

Choose Political Science at ESU

  • Individualize focus and opportunities for mentoring
  • Faculty with professional experience
  • Internships and job placement
  • Study Abroad programs

Is Political Science a career path for me?

Career Potential

  • Elected Official
  • Campaign Manager
  • Legislative Aide
  • Country/Area Specialist
  • Policy analyst
  • Local government manager
  • Lobbyist

Career Settings

  • Local, state and federal government
  • Political campaigns
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • International organizations
  • Multinational corporations

More detailed career information is available from the department.