The Department of Political Science, Global Studies, Environmental Science & Policy prepares students to be active citizens of the world, fully engaged in environmental, social and political issues.

Programs within this department will provide students with the opportunity to analyze policy solutions, study natural and social sciences, and experience the political culture that shapes our system and behavior. Students will have the opportunity to explore all aspects of the American political system and study how different societies and political systems deal with domestic and world issues.

The Department of Political Science, Global Studies, Environmental Science & Policy at St. Edward’s provides students with the background for careers in international affairs, public service, electoral politics, non-governmental organizations or the private sector.

Study Abroad

Environmental Science and Policy, Global Studies and Political Science students are encouraged to pursue study abroad programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Programs run during the summer, for fall and spring semester or for an entire year.

Faculty & Staff

Student Organizations

Pi Sigma Alpha

Eligible Political Science Majors may join Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honors Society. This is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. The number of Pi Sigma Alpha chapters on campuses across the country is rapidly approaching 700. Pi Sigma Alpha is also a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Dean's Leadership Council- School of Behavioral and Social Sciences (DLC-BSS)

The DLC helps to establish a network of communication and encourage collaboration between BSS organizations.

Eco-Lead Costa Rica (Eco-Lead)

Eco-Lead Costa Rica is designed with St. Edward's University's commitment to developing a deep global understanding in undergraduate students in mind. Led by faculty from Behavioral & Social Sciences and members of the Student Life staff, this program highlights leadership issues at an international level, with a particular focus on environmentalism.

Research

Environmental Science and Policy, Global Studies and Political Science students may have the opportunity to present their own research at national and regional conferences.

Model United Nations and Model Organization of American States

Students may participate in Model United Nations and Model Organization of American States for academic credit.