Our program provides both undergraduate and graduate students with the critical-thinking and writing skills required for civic engagement in a democratic society. The Department is also committed to a curriculum that explores all aspects of politics so as to develop informed, engaged, and thoughtful global citizens. Our graduates then go on to pursue careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Others pursue further study in political science, law, public service and administration, criminal justice, non-profit administration, global politics, and international relations. The program also includes opportunities for internships related to domestic and international politics and study abroad.
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Prof. Simon Reich: It’s Bifurcation, not Bipolarity: Understanding World Order after the Ukraine Invasion
Academics and decisionmakers are declaring, in cavalier fashion, that we are at a “turning point,” ‘tipping point’, ‘inflection point’ or ‘watershed moment’.
The Keith and Debra Banks Lecture Series
VIDEO: Hahrie Han Speaks with Political Science Faculty on Social Change
“Building Power for Social Change,” was the topic of discussion for the Johns Hopkins University professor.
SASN Senior Anthony Ghaly Follows His Passion for Politics, Human Rights and the Law
Anthony Ghaly will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall for Law School, but he's already more than made his mark at Rutgers-Newark and beyond.
Outside Classroom Enrichment
From internships to study abroad, the opportunities to learn and lead abroad are endless. (Photo: Hector Perez)
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SASN's Instagram series now with a video edition. Learn about a few of our students.