Faculty/student interaction is key to our majors' educational success, both inside and outside the classroom. All political science majors are assigned a permanent faculty advisor who guides them during their academic program and provides counseling on future career options and graduate study. Students interested in pre-law can take advantage of our Center for Law & Society and our Law & Society minor.
We believe in education beyond the classroom. Recently, students in Canadian Politics spent two weeks traveling to Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal, meeting politicians, analysts and attending legislative sessions. 12 students received credit for a course organized around the Presidential inauguration and participated in a week's programming in Washington, D.C. Students also have opportunities to participate in organizations such as Model U.N.
Many of our majors spend a summer or semester completing an internship in Washington, D.C. or in the state legislature in Albany. Internships are also available in the local state senator's and assembly member's offices. Those interested in international relations have spent semesters abroad in popular programs in Ireland and Italy, but also as far away as Australia, Argentina and China.