Political Science is a popular major that prepares students for a range of careers in the public and private sectors and in academia. We offer a wide variety of courses in American Politics, Comparative Politics, World Politics, and Political Theory. Students have the flexibility to select courses in their primary fields of interest and to integrate their coursework with global and area studies certificates, study abroad, internships, service learning, and independent research. In addition, we offer two advanced degree options for students interested in an even more rigorous and challenging course of study.

If you don't see the information you need, please contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Andrew Lotz at anl7@pitt.edu.


The Department encourages students to get involved in research, whether they are considering careers in the private sector, government, or the academy. 


Learn how internships, research, study abroad, and other organizations can add to your undergraduate experience.


The University of Pittsburgh Department of Political Science offers a wide variety of courses.


Political Science majors are eligible for a variety of scholarships and awards, which reward academic excellence or support students.


There are many ways to speak with an academic advisor about your career path and undergraduate experience.