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.
Are You Tomorrow's Leader?
The Rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has brought politics front and center to 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
- with Government officials from New York City, New York State, and the U.S Congress
- non-governmental organizations at 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.
Leading by example, Valerie Kaufmann '18 will share her successes and hopes to make the world a better place when she delivers her Valedictory Address on Thursday, May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk at 12:00pm.
The St. Francis College Thomas More Pre-Law Society held a debate April 27, 2018 to consider the question: Are the Trump Administration'sImmigration Policies Good for America?
A surprise honor for retiring Accounting Professor Geoffrey Horlick was one of the highlights of St. Francis College's 134th Charter Day Convocation held April 27, 2018
St. Francis College proudly welcomed author and English Professor David S. Reynolds to share his thoughts on Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman and the Civil War on April 24, 2018
Professor Emeritus Francis J. Greene returned to St. Francis College April 23, 2018 to deliver the lecture "St. Francis of Assisi: Sacred Art of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque Eras."
- 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.