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If you are passionate about politics…
If you want to make a difference….
If you are eager to learn more about how ideas and institutions shape our world…
this is the place for you.
Study with award-winning professors and professionals
Intern and develop professional contacts at practically any level of government that interests you.
Build a solid foundation for graduate school or law school
Reasons to Major in Government
Political scientists study power, the structure and legal basis of government, public and private decision-making processes, public policies, and the consequences of governmental actions.
Our graduates pursue careers in law, government, higher education, journalism, the foreign service, and practical politics.
Work in Rwanda for healthcare advocacy and awareness with Partners in Health…like MSPS alumna Sandra Zerbo
Handle grassroots organizing, government relations and ballot initiatives for Rasky Baerlin Strategic Communications…like alumnus George Cronin
Serve as Chief of Staff for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick…like alumnus Arthur Bernard
Hold elective office…like alums Ryan Fattman, selectman for the town of Sutton, or Sean Garballey, MA State Representative
Join the Peace Corps…like alumna Jamie Costigan, who worked in Morocco
Start your own blog…like Nathan Shrader’s Political Grind
Why Suffolk for Government?
The Suffolk University Government Department is steps away from the Massachusetts State House and close to hundreds of government agencies, interest groups, and political consulting firms. The Department provides students with the critical reasoning and analytical skills that lead to success. A committment to developing excellence in written and oral expression. The ideal major for pre-law and international studies students.
Government majors participate in internships in the offices of elected officials, government agencies, and in campaign organizations. Study in Washington DC, London, or Madrid. The world is at your fingertips.
We prepare you to engage your world and to make a difference.