Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior (APSA).
The Political Science Department offers:
The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College is a distinguished center for leadership and public policy based in Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg. The Institute develops and sponsors civic discourse on significant issues of domestic and international public policy. Its activities include research and scholarship, education and outreach, and recognition and celebration.
"Choosing to spend a semester in China was enormously rewarding--personally, professionally, and academically. When I arrived in Beijing, I was overwhelmed by the vast cultural differences between Americans and Chinese, never mind the impossible complexity of Mandarin. But in time these and other challenges became some of the most enjoyable aspects of living abroad. And though I didn't want to leave when the semester drew to a close, I take great satisfaction in having so deeply immersed myself in a society that is fundamentally contrary to the United States, gaining perspective and understanding I would not have thought possible when I stepped off the plane."
- Michael Arnone '15, Political Science major
Tom Azelby '86 on Gettysburg's entrepreneurial edge
“Gettysburg produces entrepreneurs,” Azelby stated. “Part of being an entrepreneur is getting out and telling people your story, and Gettysburg made that very easy to do. I often find in my travels that many Gettysburg alumni have started their own businesses, and I am confident that their Gettysburg College experience played a role in that decision.”