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The Political Science Program

Students of the Political Science major experience government through multi-media resources, small group discussions, lectures, projects, internships, and other methods. Career opportunities are available in academia, government, public service, public administration, law, business, communications, journalism, historical organizations, libraries, museums, archives, research, writing, publications, preservation, restoration, and related areas.

3+3 Program with Drake University School of Law

William Penn University is proud to partner with Drake University School of Law for the 3+3 Program with a major in any field of study. This program allows you to earn an undergraduate degree from William Penn and your law degree from Drake University School of Law in six years. While attending Drake University, you will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship each year towards your tuition.


As a graduate of the Political Science program, you will be qualified, and well-prepared for one of the following positions and careers:

  • Campaign Staff member
  • Corporate Adviser for Governmental Relations
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Immigration Officer
  • Intelligence Agency Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Commentator
  • State Legislator


Michael Collins, Ph.D.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Division Chair, Professor of Sociology 641-673-1393 Email


The Student Government Association is a student run council with seven officers representing students on campus. SGA is responsible for the budget decisions of other clubs and organizations on campus, organizing group service projects, services on the judicial board, and promotion of opportunities for student involvement.


As a student in the Political Science program you will complete the following coursework:

Political Science Courses

  • PLSC 100 International Relations
  • PLSC 125 United States National Government
  • PLSC 230 Congress and the Presidency
  • PLSC 390 History/Government Practicum
  • PLSC Electives

Political Science Minor courses

  • PLSC 100 International Relations
  • PLSC 125 U.S. National Government
  • PLSC 230 Congress and the Presidency
  • PLSC Electives