Political science students engage in a range of student organizations. They may take a particular interest in political/activism oriented organizations, such as Democrats Club, Republicans Club, Model UN and Students Against Social Injustice.
Hiram has seven Centers of Distinction, in which teaching and learning occur collaboratively. The Garfield Institute of Public Leadership works closely with the Department of Political Science to prepare students to assume the responsibilities of public leadership by developing expertise in matters of public policy, foreign and domestic, grounded in Hiram’s traditional liberal arts education. The Center for Engaged Ethics prepares political science students for the ethical challenges of their lives, by fostering ethical engagement through awareness, reflection and action.
In the Field
Students who pursue a political science degree complete a number of different internships that provide hands-on learning in the field. Students frequently complete internships offered by the Washington Semester Program and the Bliss Institute of University of Akron.
Political science students may also study overseas through the Study Abroad Office, which hosts programs on six different continents.