Political Science News

Politics have always been profoundly important, but their contemporary upheaval and increased attention paid to them today makes academic study of government all the more necessary. Read up on the latest happenings of Temple’s Political Science students, alumni and faculty below and contact us if you have a story of your own worth sharing. What sorts of stories belong here? The Department of Political Science examines domestic and foreign politics and policy making. From world diplomacy to healthcare to the environment, our students and faculty take a holistic approach to better understanding the entirety of the political machine so they can help guide policy and move the country and the world forward.

photo of Angel Betancourt in graduation attire

Angel Betancourt, CLA ’19, didn’t wait until graduation last month to start looking for a job. He started that work by networking in a couple internships he had in the Pennsylvania Senate beginning last summer. It all paid off when he landed a full-time job while still a student.

Tony Perry, CLA ’12, became Middletown, N.J.’s youngest mayor ever earlier this year at just 28 years old. The political science major credits his College of Liberal Arts’ professors’ real-world lessons and push for him to get an internship with setting him up for his career.

photo of student maha ouni

A first-generation college student, Maha Ouni is graduating with honors and will share her story as one of the College of Liberal Arts’ 2019 student commencement speakers. Ouni has some ambitious long-term plans, but there’s something much simpler that’s just as important to her.

Each semester, the College of Liberal Arts sends students to Washington D.C. where they work in full-time, credited internships in the world of politics or public policy while earning full-time credits as students. Find out what some of their experiences were like in spring 2019.

photo of two students with faculty member holding their awards

The College of Liberal Arts was proud to present undergraduate student and faculty member duos with the 2019 awards, which pay students to gain research experience, a skill that’s crucial to their career development.

Pages