Political Science (BA)

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Why Political Science?

The events that change are world are shaped by politics. Having a deep understanding of the complex issues of government, law, policy and international relations makes for leaders who can advocate change in the political arena.

If you want to to rise to the challenge and have a positive impact on debated issues in government, business, education and more, then a background in political science will set you up for success.

Why Study Political Science at Iona?

You will gain the knowledge, skills and real-world experience of how the political arena has international effects.

You will work with closely with renowned faculty who are considered experts in their fields, and often called upon by media for their expertise.

Our program offers a combined admission program with Seton Hall University, that allows you to earn bachelor's degree and JD (Juris Doctor) degree in an accelerated six-year program.

What You'll Learn

You will gain a strong foundation in political science, with courses that focus on American government, comparative politics, international relations, public policy and more.

You will understand political processes, relationships and institutions, and you will gain skill is interpreting political ideas, arguments, and phenomena.

You will have opportunities to hone your skills in and out of the classroom with internships, mock trials and service-learning experiences.

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Unique Elements of Program

  • Minor available
  • Concentration in Public Policy available
  • Opportunity for combined admission to Iona and Seton Hall University Law School

Program Overview with Dr. Zaino

Gain an objective view of our complex world through the study of Political Science.

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Program Highlights


Our students have gained valuable real-world experience in the political arena with coveted internships at the state and local government levels and media outlets. Students have interned with:

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. Congress
  • New York State Assembly
  • USA Today

Get a Head Start on Law School

If earning a law degree is in your plans, you can save you a year of tuition and accelerate your success, beginning at Iona. Our combined admission program with Seton Hall University Law School allows you to earn bachelor's degree and JD (Juris Doctor) degree in just six years!

Expand Your Experience

You will have opportunities to simulate real-world challenges as a member of our Mock Trial Team or Model United Nations. Through opportunities with the Soliya Connect Program, and our international mission trips, you will get to see politics in action globally.

Careers & Outcomes

From law to business, your research and writing skills will prepare you for a career in numerous fields helping to better society through policy.

Job Titles

  • Foreign Affairs Reporter
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Political Campaign Coordinator
  • Teacher

Our Graduates Have Worked At:

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