Please join us on Wednesday September 14, 7:00 PM, 132 Marano Campus Center for The Constitution Day Lecture Honoring the Memory of Professor Warren Weinstein.  Presented by Dr. Stephen L Wasby, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at SUNY Albany. Introduction presented by Dr. Helen Knowles, Dr. Bruce Altschuler and President Deborah Stanley.

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Dept. of Political Science
435 Mahar Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126-3599

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Internships are an important element of today's undergraduate education. A well-structured internship program can assist you with figuring out the difference between a job and a career. An intense, time-on-task internship will produce a meaningful experience with which you can test your knowledge in your field of interest, develop new strengths, and learn about career opportunities you may not otherwise discover.

Pi Sigma Alpha

What is Pi Sigma Alpha?

Founded in 1920 at the University of Texas, Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students of political science. The success of the honor society at the University of Texas prompted other institutions to apply for chapters. Today nearly 700 chapters have been established in colleges and universities throughout the country. Pi Sigma Alpha is the only society of national scope that exists primarily to foster interest in political science among undergraduate and graduate students.


Political science majors and minors are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor on a regular basis. General questions or concerns about advisement should be directed to the Political Science Advisement Coordinator, Dr. Helen Knowles.

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Political Science BA

Our political science major is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of politics in the current world context of continuity and change. Organized around guided flexibility, the program allows you to explore your own interests while learning to think critically and communicate effectively. Learn more

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