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Department of Political Science

Political Science Faculty
Political Science Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our political science faculty.
Nina Moore on CSPAN2
Nina Moore on CSPAN2
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The political world is an exciting and ever-changing realm. Join us to study and analyze politics in all of its various dimensions — local, state, national, and international — from normative and empirical perspectives.

About Political Science

Our expansive curriculum will expose you to courses in the principal fields of the discipline. If you participate in the Washington, D.C., off-campus study group, you can combine this rigorous classroom study with first-hand experience and analysis of politics and government with direct exposure to Congress, the national executive, political campaigns, and state and local government through an internship in the capital.

Alternatively, students can study and travel in Europe while exploring the world of international organizations on the department-sponsored study group to Geneva, Switzerland.  Here, a month of intensive language study in France is joined to four months of course work and an internship in Geneva, and three weeks of group travel throughout Europe.

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Studying in the Department of Political Science

We offer you the opportunity to pursue a major or a minor in political science.

Success after Colgate

Alumni who majored in political science are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors. READ MOREabout success after Colgate

Department Contacts

Chair: Nina Moore
Administrative assistant: Cynthia Terrier (
Office: Persson Hall
Phone: 315-228-7521
Dept. Fax: 315-228-7883