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Lisa Alston
Department Secretary
401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-2936
la266@camden.rutgers.edu

Events

Political Science Major, Michelle Spotts, wins her first election
 
Congratulations on your retirement, Dr. Tarr
 
27th Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture
 
Dr. Shauna Shames quoted expert in 2015’s Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality | WalletHub®
 
Welcome new faculty member Melanie Bowers!
 

Politics, from the Greek, politikos (πολιτικός): The art and science of influencing people, policy and government.

The Political Science major introduces students to the study of politics by exploring the tools, skills and theories of how power is exercised in government and in groups in the United States, in other societies and across nations. The major also opens the door to:

  1. Experiential learning through internships and study abroad;
  2. An accelerated BA/MPA degree
  3. Individual research in the most active department honors program on campus
  4. Graduate and professional studies including law, public policy, and public administration;
  5. Careers in legislative work, elections, lobbying and policy advocacy organizations, national security, and digital politics.