Student opportunities

Eisenhower Institute — Gettysburg College's institute for public policy offers many programs at its Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. locations, including the Undergraduate Fellows program through which students gain hands-on leadership experience.

Internships — Our location near four metropolitan areas, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and state capital Harrisburg, Pa., opens up an enviable range of opportunities.

Off-campus study — Gettysburg offers more than 30 affiliated study abroad and domestic programs, plus more than 100 other options through collaboration with other organizations. Many U.S.-based programs — such as the Washington Semester in the nation's capital — are especially valuable for political science majors.

Honors Program — Department Honors in political science are awarded to graduating majors who have achieved an average of 3.67 in political science courses and who have successfully completed a significant research project in the senior year. In addition, juniors and seniors in the top third of their classes with grade point averages of 3.0 overall and 3.2 in departmental courses are invited to join the Nu Psi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honor society.

Grants and fellowships of interest to students of political science are available. Also, Gettysburg College makes it a priority to assist qualified students in seeking Rhodes Scholarships and other competitive awards.

Online resources of interest to political science students