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Lourdes political science students

Political Science


Lourdes University offers a minor in Political Science for those seeking a career in international relations, politics, and law. Political science is also a great stepping stone toward public policy, business, and healthcare careers.

The Department of History, Political Science, and Geography faculty offers political science minors an in-depth examination of current events and trends. PoliSci classes give you the knowledge and skills to be productive global citizens.

PoliSci minors are encouraged to take full advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Choosing from a wide range of U.S., European, and World history courses taught by expert faculty.
  • Majoring in history with a pre-law concentration.
  • Completing an internship at local, government, and private organizations.
  • Studying abroad through the Ireland Experience program.
  • Participating in the Phi Alpha Theta student organization and attending a regional conference.

Plan of Study


Total credit hours: 18


PLS 122 American National Government
PLS 201 Modern Political Thought
PLS 310 The Constitution and Supreme Court or
CSJ 444 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
PLS 330 International Relations
PLS 340 Politics and the Media
PLS 491 Political Science Internship

Political Science Faculty

Dwayne Beggs

Dwayne Beggs, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Adam Hodge

Adam Hodge, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History, Chair

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