Department of Philosophy and Political Science

The Department of Philosophy and Political Science supports programs in philosophy and political science: each provides a balanced offering of courses that offer both a broad overview of each discipline and the opportunity to focus more specifically in special topic areas. The department also is committed to experiential learning, and offers opportunities to study both philosophy and political science topics in ways that allow for a personal engagement with the topic area through study abroad, seminars in Washington, D.C., Service Learning courses and internship opportunities, and close collaboration with the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac.

In addition to majors, the department offers minors in philosophy and political science that are tailored to complement a student’s major field of study, and supports a variety of multidisciplinary minor programs including women’s and gender studies, the history and philosophy of science, international studies, Latin American studies, European Union studies, and Middle East studies.