Our department encourages political science majors to pursue internship opportunities to develop their skills, investigate careers and apply classroom learning in a professional environment -- while earning academic credit.
We have an honors program that requires students to complete an honors thesis. This kind of capstone project gives students the opportunity to pursue a question in political science that interests them, and adds an important component to their résumés.
Workshops and Activities
Our department offers an informative series of workshops where students and faculty present projects in progress, engage in practice conferences and job-talk presentations -- a great way to gain experience and to network with other students and faculty.
Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society
As the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha’s purpose is to encourage and reward high achievement in the study of political science. Binghamton’s chapter, Zeta Theta was established in 1977, to bring outstanding students and faculty together, to promote the study of government and politics and to encourage and reward high achievement in political science.
Political Science Graduate Student Organization
In addition to being the governing body for graduate students, the PSGSO organizes two activities annually: the graduate student Fall Foliage Tour (a trip to vineyards on Cayuga Lake for wine tasting with dinner in Ithaca) and an end-of-the-year department function (a catered picnic at a Binghamton Mets home baseball game).