The Department of Political Science’s mission is to enable students to understand politics in the United States, in other countries, and among nations. It seeks to satisfy and stimulate students’ curiosity with a rigorous education in political science. Our graduates become capable analysts of politics, who use this ability in their work and in their active participation in politics at all levels.
The study of political science provides you with the knowledge of government and the practice of politics needed to be not only a skilled analyst, but also a citizen active in the political life of the community. And anyone considering running for public office or serving in appointed positions in government will benefit from studying political science.
The Department of Political Science at Villanova University is a departmental member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and a member of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association (PPSA), the nation's oldest state political science association. The PPSA publishes Commonwealth: a Journal of Political Science.