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Christine Carpino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Program Director
610-437-4471 ext. 3923

Political Science

Political Science – Major, Minor
Pre-Law Minor
Political Psychology Minor

Gain analytical, decision making and communication skills with our interdisciplinary Political Science major or minor, Pre-Law minor or Political Psychology minor.

By studying the interdisciplinary field of Political Science at Cedar Crest College, you will prepare yourself well for a wide array of exciting, vital and valuable careers—any of which will enable you to reach your fullest potential and to help shape the course of the future. Studying Political Science will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Political Science Major and Minor

As a Political Science student at Cedar Crest College, you will develop the skills necessary to be a leader in an increasingly globalized world - critical thinking, problem solving, and oral and written communication. The Political Science program is highly interdisciplinary. Students are exposed to diverse academic perspectives, which allows them to analyze issues from multiple viewpoints. In addition to a strong core of Political Science course offerings, students will also take classes in:

  • History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Global Studies
  • Economics

Political Science majors focus on one of three concentrations: American Politics, Global Politics or Law & Society. Upon graduation, students will have a firm, multidisciplinary foundation and have a course of study tailored to their interests and passions.

Pre-Law Minor

Cedar Crest also offers a Pre-Law minor that prepares students to apply for law school. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of law and justice and have opportunities to practice legal research and writing. In addition, the minor provides support during the law school admission process.

Several of our students have chosen to pursue a law degree after earning their bachelor’s degree in political science. Our graduates have attended a number of law schools across the country, including:

  • Albany Law School
  • American University
  • Brooklyn Law School Penn State
  • Temple University of North Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Villanova
  • Wake Forest
  • Washington & Lee
  • William & Mary

Political Psychology Minor

Students minoring in Political Psychology will take a series of classes bridging the social sciences and humanities. Students will graduate with a deeper understanding of the ways behavior and decision-making underlie politics and policy. Students minoring in Political Psychology will be well positioned to work in political communications, lobbying, and campaigns, among other occupations.

Learn More: Political Psychology