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Students in the Political Science Department learn to critically examine power, participation, and authority as they influence political structures and issues such as gender, US elections, international conflict, human rights and the environment. We engage with the pressing issues of the day and prepare students to help build a more just and democratic society.
Political science students are able to practice professional skills through Model United Nations and Moot Court, to attend and present at the Michigan Political Science Conference, and to hear from world leaders and experts at the Grand Rapids World Affairs Council speaker series. Alumni who work in government, law, for-profit and non-profit agencies, and education are eager to offer their support and expertise to current students.
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Career Preparation based on leadership
Aquinas College has a long and successful history of participation in Model United Nations Conferences (MUN). It has been our philosophy to create opportunities for the highest level of participation in, and analysis of, the United Nations for Aquinas College students.
Psi Upsilon is the Aquinas College Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Pi Sigma Alpha was founded in 1920 for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. Psi Upsilon was chartered in May, 2000.
POLIS is the non-partisan Politics Studies Club at AQ. Students have opportunities to engage in scholastic and fun activities such as Model United Nations , Model Arab League, sponsor speakers from across the political spectrum and watch cool movies.
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Our former students are employed by:
Occupational Employment and Wages - May 2019
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Aquinas College students may transfer up to six credits earned at Aquinas College toward a master's degree in Political Science at Western Michigan University as part of our 4+1program.