Undergraduate Program

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, students may declare their major or minor remotely by contacting Dr. Eileen Doherty-Sil at dohertye@upenn.edu

"Why Political Science? (A message from our majors)"

A degree in Political Science provides an opportunity to gain both the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand complex political relations throughout the world.   Penn Political Science majors gain both analytical depth and breadth by exploring the interaction of different levels, or subfields, of politics:

Our majors have the opportunity to:

Upon graduation, Political Science majors enter a wide variety of careers in the public and private sectors, both in the United States and abroad. Typical careers include government, law, business, international and civic organizations, journalism, and education.  Many students also choose to pursue graduate degrees in policy, law, business, international affairs, and other professional or doctoral programs.

For more information about the Political Science major, please contact Dr. Eileen Doherty-Sil.


Michele Margolis, Undergraduate Chair
Eileen Doherty-Sil, Associate Director, Undergraduate Program
Marcia Dotson, Undergraduate Administrative Assistant