Studying political science at Muhlenberg involves thinking about power and exploring the ideas, interests and institutions that shape our lives and relationships with others—at home, in our local communities, in our nation and across the globe.

Courses draw on a variety of methods and approaches, including political theory, the study of American political institutions, international relations, and comparative politics.

Students select courses across thematic areas, deepening understanding about the problems facing democracy; the institutions and policies of different government systems; the challenges of state-building, peace, and conflict; citizenship and political engagement; and systems of inequality and efforts to build a more just world.

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Majoring in political science

Learn about the requirements for earning a degree in political science at Muhlenberg.

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Minoring in political science

Learn about the requirements for minoring in political science at Muhlenberg.

Contact Information

Brian Mello

Professor of Political Science, Department Chair
Address Muhlenberg College Political Science Ettinger Hall 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104