Political Science

What if you could learn how to influence the decisions that shape lives, from schools to food prices to the air we breathe...

Political Science is the study of how people govern themselves.

You’re Presenting Your Research to United Way Charities, Not Just Your Class
In a recent public policy course students did projects to answer urgent questions from United Way. What were the effects of post-recession budget cuts on pre-school education? Is it better for developmentally disabled people to be cared for in facilities or in family homes?

Careers Made easy

marketplace ready

You can leave Drew with impressive internship experience, and, having studied with top-notch faculty, a complex understanding of pressing issues such as health care, educational policy, and environmental policy.

We prepare students for substantive work. Our alumni go to graduate school or law school, work for federal, state and local governments, or join the financial sector, consulting firms and nonprofits.

As one of Drew’s largest majors, political science students have access to a sizeable network of alumni before and after they graduate. One recent grad is a senior research associate at the American Enterprise Institute after completing an MA at Georgetown. Others are working in careers as diverse as lobbying, education reform, and the solar energy industry.

Successful Alumni

  • New Jersey State Senator
    Trenton, NJ
  • Vice President for Litigation
    Goldwater Institute
  • Senior Judge
    United States Court of International Trade

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Students can handle evidence of the day-to-day process of government by looking at some of the 2,600 letters, speeches and daily briefings from the collection of former New Jersey Governor (and former Drew President) Tom Kean, who donated his papers to the Drew library.

My Favorite Course

“This class pulled back the curtain on American educational inequity and lit a fire within me to do something about it; I joined Teach for America and became involved in the public education sector.”

Seth Gorenstein on Education Policy and Politics

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