Political Science

The Department of Political Science's students do more than study politics—they actively participate in it. From the College of Liberal Arts' Capital Semester in Harrisburg to a course where you intern on a real campaign, our program is ideal for students ready to get to work from day one.

We Do More Than Study Politics

The Department of Political Science is the ideal home for students interested in politics, international affairs and important issues like health care, the environment and civil rights. You’ll study political theory and debate how power and resources should be allocated in society. As a Political Science student, you’ll also learn how to think, write, read and speak in ways you can apply to a variety of careers, helping you become a more interested, engaged and capable citizen.

Our faculty members are nationally recognized in their fields and continue to research and publish while teaching both introductory and advanced courses - all the while bringing their cutting edge research into the classroom.



Political Science

Department of Political Science

409 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-7796

Department Chair

Robin Kolodny
437 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122


Jessica Brennan
708 Gladfelter Hall
(215) 204-7577