Political Science and History

Political Science, History, and a World of Opportunity

Explore government, politics, and the interaction between differing cultures, societies, and values through Keuka College's political science program.

A background in political science is valuable for citizenship and political action, as well as for future careers in government, law, business, media, or public service.

George Kotlick on the Yale University Campus

Real-World Experience — Each and Every Year

Real-world, hands-on experience is an important part of your Political Science and History degree. 

The Keuka College Field Period® gives you the chance to have four separate internship, travel abroad, or research experiences — starting your freshman year.

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Program Overview

You’ll learn analytical tools and gain extensive knowledge in four main subsets of the discipline:

  • Europe and the world
  • American society and government
  • Foreign affairs and international relations
  • Public policy and administration

The Political Science and History program at Keuka College gives you a holistic view of the policies and practices that govern our world of politics, and creating active, engaged citizens.

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For more than 30 years, Keuka College students, alumni, and friends of the College have enjoyed traveling for Field Period® with faculty from the political science and history program. Having a Ph.D. historian or political scientist lead a group learning process opens doors to the significance of culture, architecture, political events, and history itself.

Students and professors have traveled to Eastern European cities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Italy, England, Ireland, France, Hungary, and Romania.

Keuka College also encourages students to apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program, a federally-funded international educational exchange program that helps build relationships between American academics, policy expert, and students and their foreign counterparts.

In addition to your Field Period® experiences, there are several other opportunities to gain real-world experience in your political science and history program.

You can join the Political Science, History, and Pre-Law Club and participate in several annual activities including voter registration drives, visits to law schools, and trips to statehouses serving as local, state and national seats of government.

You can also participate in the Washington Internship Program, a semester-long internship in Washington, D.C. during the fall or spring semester. Spend time in the nation’s capital studying, working, and earning up to 16 academic credits. This internship is open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Throughout the political science and history program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your professors on joint research projects for presentations at academic or professional conferences. 

Contact Information

Dr. Christopher Leahy

Professor of History

(315) 279-5613
[email protected]