Photo: Jyl JosephsonMessage from the Chair, Dr. Jyl Josephson:

Political science is the study of power and how power works within and among local to global communities. In our classes you will learn about political institutions such as governments, international and transnational organizations, social movements for political change and social justice, how political actors, from you and your friends to prime ministers and presidents, make a difference in political life. At the center of the discipline is the study of how different types of resources are distributed among individuals, communities, states, and across the world. 


How You Will Learn

The program provides both undergraduate and graduate students with the critical-thinking and writing skills required for civic engagement in a democratic society and enables them to pursue careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors or to pursue further study in political science, law, public service and administration, criminal justice, non-profit administration, global politics, and international relations. The program includes opportunities for internships related to domestic and international politics.

The Department of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark offers:

  • an undergraduate Major in Political Science,
  • an undergraduate Minor in Political Science,
  • an undergraduate Minor in Global Politics,
  • an undergraduate Minor in International Affairs
  • a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Political Science, and
  • a Bachelor’s-Master’s Dual Degree Program
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Outside Classroom Enrichment

From internships to study abroad, the opportunities to learn and lead abroad are endless. (Photo: Hector Perez)

Faculty Spotlight

Prof. Morel shares thoughts on midterm elections and their implications on American education.

Professor Morel at panel
This October, the Department of Political Science hosted a round-table on university-community learning.
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Political Science

360 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Hill Hall, Room 717
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: (973) 353-5105
Fax: (973) 353-5103


Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Associate Professor

Janice Gallagher

Janice Gallagher

Assistant Professor

Jyl Josephson

Jyl Josephson


Frank Fischer

Frank Fischer

Professor Emeritus