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Dr. Mary Rose Kubal
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Political Science Program
Political Science majors in Albany for Student Aid Advocacy Day meet with recent alum Mike Martin (’19) at his office in the New York State Capitol. From left to right: August Fallon (’21), Taylor Elliott (’20), Dr. Mary Rose Kubal (Political Science Department Chair), Mike Martin (’19), Julia Schneider (’21), Amberlee Robertson (’22).


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.

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Michael Britt, Class of 2002 with a B.A. in Political Science, talked with students about careers in Political Science. Mr. Britt has served in two presidential administrations. Find out more...

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