Department of Politics
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science
Drexel University's Bachelor of Arts in Political Science combines rigorous methods training with issue-specific courses, in which students are expected to apply their methodological training to real-world problems. While all students will have the opportunity to specialize their plan of study, the core of our program is a sequence of three courses in research design and methodology.
In addition, students have the opportunity to specialize their coursework by following one of three informal “tracks” of study. These tracks include American Politics and Policy (APP), International Politics (IP) and Law and Politics (LP). These three tracks reflect our research and teaching strengths, and are designed to prepare students for a variety of career paths.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Drexel University’s Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) exemplifies the University’s commitment to a comprehensive education at the intersection of thought and practice. A joint endeavor of the School of Economics, the Department of Politics and the Department of English and Philosophy, the BA in PPE provides a multidisciplinary foundation for students who want to address the complex, interconnected challenges of contemporary life. Students in the program build on a foundation of rigorous philosophical thought, applied research skills, and scientifically grounded political and economic theory. Each discipline enhances the others by providing complementary and critical perspectives on the subject matter.
Minor in Political Science
A Minor in Politics enriches almost every major. With a Minor in Politics, you can hone your analytical and critical thinking skills and take your understanding of political science and research methodology to your field of study.
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Political Science (BA) and Public Policy (MS) – Accelerated Degree
The Political Science program in the Department of Politics helps students cultivate perspective; develop critical thinking, communication, and data analysis skills; and understand the economic, social, and political systems within which we live and work. Our curriculum builds on the department's research focuses and strengths. These include public policy, environmental politics, international organizations, human rights, and law and society. This flexible program allows students to shape a curriculum that meets their needs whether they are preparing for public service, the business world, graduate school in political science, an MBA or other business program, or law school.
Drexel’s MS in Public Policy is designed for people who work, or who would like to work, for government or a nonprofit organization. It is innovative and distinct in at least two key respects: Its focus on case study research and its distinct tracks of specialization.
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Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Policy
Environmental issues are complicated: science, values, economics, human behavior and political institutions all play a role in both creating environmental problems and solving them. The Master of Science in Environmental Policy equips future policy professionals with the tools they need to understand the complexities of environmental issues and promote policies that improve the environment.
Master of Science (MS) in Public Policy
The Master of Science in Public Policy is designed for people who work, or who would like to work, for government or nonprofit organizations. The program offers two distinctive features that set it apart from similar programs: 1) a unique Case Study curriculum that allows students to pursue a research question of their interest for the entire length of the program, and 2) five tracks of specialization to choose from: Education Policy, Science and Technology Policy, Information Policy, Environmental Policy, and Economic Policy.