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About Political Science

What is political science?

Political science is the study of politics and government. The Political Science program at SUNY Plattsburgh provides a solid education not only for political science majors, but also for students from other disciplines - education, gender and women's studies, criminal justice, history, and environmental science, as well as students who are simply interested in politics.

Political science alumni often go on to practice law or to work in government or politics. Some find work as lobbyists, party leaders, fundraisers, political analysts, or teachers. Others enter the private sector equipped with an understanding of politics and government as well as stronger analytical, writing, and public speaking skills.

Please see the political science course descriptions to learn more about our courses in:

  • American Politics
  • Law
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • World Politics

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about political science at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact

Harvey Schantz, Chairperson
Office: Hawkins 149, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-5830
Fax: (518) 564-4124 or 564-3842
Email: schanthl@plattsburgh.edu