Political Science Major
The study of politics introduces students to the way public affairs are conducted on local, regional, national and international levels. At Saint Joseph’s, the political science major incorporates both humanistic and scientific approaches in its curriculum. It familiarizes students with the main branches of contemporary political science, from the timeless classics of political thought to the current issues affecting regional, national and world politics. Students become aware of the increasing interconnectedness between domestic affairs and international trends and developments.
International Relations Major
Knowledge of world affairs and trends is essential in today’s global environment. The goal of the international relations program is to help you develop the tools you will need to succeed in your future, whether that be in the corporate world, education, government or diplomatic service, the non-profit sector, law school or graduate school.
Political Science Minor
A minor in political science is a great choice for students who are interested in studying the governments of the world around them. The minor will sharpen and broaden reading, research, presentation, writing, critical thinking and analytic skills. Students are encouraged to become involved in the experiential learning activities offered through internships, study abroad, and summer study tours. The courses required for the political science minor make it ideal to pair with majors such as history, economics or philosophy. Graduates of the program often go into careers in law, government, education and insurance.
International Relations Minor
A minor in international relations is a great choice for students interested in the world around them who like to take classes in different disciplines. In addition to learning about global affairs, international relations minors can take advantage of the many experiential learning activities – internships, summer study tours and study abroad. The minor also helps students sharpen and broaden reading, research, presentation, writing and analytic skills.
Justice and Ethics in the Law Minor
This interdisciplinary minor examines how justice is defined in legal regimes, both nationally and globally, as well as the ethical issues raised by legal procedures, conflicting rights, and the making — and maintaining — of constitutions.