Spring Series Brings Together Students and Senior Citizens on Challenging Topics
Are You Tomorrow's Leader?
The Rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has brought politics front and center to millions of Americans. But do you understand the meaning behind their message?
The study of Political Science will help you decode what candidates are saying and teach you what it means to be a strong leader.
At St. Francis College, Poli Sci majors can focus on international relations, comparative politics, and American government. You will also learn about the development and function of governments, and the behavior of rulers throughout history.
These are tools that Political Science majors use to succeed in law, politics, advocacy, and public relations. You will also have a solid foundation for a career in public policy and in local, state, and national government.
- Law firms
- City, State, and U.S. Courts
- Government Offices in New York City, New York State, and the U.S. Congress
- Non-governmental organizations, such as the United Nations
Other opportunities include internships with some of the numerous museums and historical societies in New York City; a summer study abroad program; participation in the Model United Nations; and activities through the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Society such as mock trial, lawyers’ luncheon, LSAT preparation, and workshop on applying to law schools.
The major of Political Science investigates how individuals, groups and nations interact with others. Political Science analyzes how conflict is managed by the various parties. Political Science has many areas of inquiry including: American Government and Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.
The Department offers both a Traditional and a Behavioral Approach. The Traditional School utilizes Legal, Historical, and philosophical tools to analyze and evaluate Political Institutions and processes. The Behavioral School employs the Scientific Method which includes, Problem Recognition, Hypotheses formation, gathering data and forming conclusions.
The Political Science major provides students with skills necessary for careers in Law, Government, Education, Business and the Not-For-Profit World. In addition, it provides students with the tools to make informed and logical decisions in both their professional careers and in their personal lives.
Upcoming conference tackles incarceration, solitary confinement, and life after prison from Nov. 14th - 15th at St. Francis College.
Associate Professors of History Dr. Eric Platt and Dr. Sara Rzeszutek will lead campus-wide efforts to revise introductory college-level history courses thanks to a $1.65 million grant awarded to the American Historical Association's (AHA) "History Gateways" program by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Kouyoumdjian's performance, "Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month," will feature several works by Spanish composers, including Fernando Sor and Isaac Albéniz, as well as two Brazilian composers.
For college students to succeed in our modern economy, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. SFC Innovate, is a new office dedicated to enhancing co-curricular experiences and career exploration. This is a partnership between St. Francis College and Ikove Venture Partners.
Imploring the graduates to 'Stand up and yell," WNBC 4 New York Anchor and Reporter David Ushery commended the Class of 2018 for overcoming obstacles and doing the work necessary to reach Spring Commencement on May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island.
- Prepare students with the knowledge and skills for successful opportunities in the fields of Government, Law, Education, Business and the Not for Profit area.
- Provide students with specific courses in American Government/Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.
- Offer Departmental majors and minors as well as other students on campus the opportunity to explore political and historical topic through lectures and forums and through our club activity.
- Develop the skills of Critical Thinking, Analysis and Research.
- Compliment course offerings with a full range of off-campus activities including: internships, independent study, field trips abroad and to museum and cultural visits.
- To provide career guidance for all students and to provide specific Information for admissions to Law Schools, Graduate Schools of Political Science, PublicAdministration/Public Policy, International Relations and Education.