Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Why study political science?

Bloomsburg University's political science program offers students the critical thinking, communication, and research skills necessary to navigate, understand, and engage in the political world. We’ll help you translate these skills into career opportunities and admission into top law schools and graduate programs.

  • Our program provides excellent preparation for law school. Students can take advantage of the many resources at the Diehl Center for Law, combine political science with other high impact programs such as our popular minor in legal studies, and take a number of law-related courses within political science, including constitutional law, international law, and the judicial process.
  • Enhance your communication and critical thinking skills by participating in one or more of our student clubs, including the award-winning Forensics Team, the Political Science Student Association (POSSA), and Model United Nations (MUN).
  • Small classes (35 to 50 intro courses and 12 to 24 in upper-level electives) promote substantial individual interaction with professors who are responsible for all aspects of the program from course instruction to advising.
  • We prioritize building skills, knowledge, and experience in the field through professional internships and individual research projects under close faculty supervision and, for select students, in conjunction with the Honors College.
Political Science

Political Science

Department Chairperson
    Peter Doerschler |
Department Secretary
    Lori Clemens |

Department of Political Science
215 Bakeless Center
Fax 570-389-2094


The Washington Center

Moving to a city as large and fast-paced as Washington, D.C., for a semester can be a huge leap for any college student but for Deanna Campion, it was a welcomed challenge. Campion, a senior political science major, is interning with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice this fall through The Washington Center.

"I chose this internship, because their views on social justice issues align closely with mine,” Campion said. “I would be proud to work for an organization that fights for people who may not be able to do so on their own.”

Political Science Internship

Major and Minor Courses

  • Political Science Major
  • Political Science Minor
  • Courses
  • Guidelines

Student Clubs