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.


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 will be awarded to those political science majors who achieve a 3.67 GPA in the major through the final semester of their senior year and receive an A- or above in their political science capstone course.

Grants and fellowships

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.

Pi Sigma Alpha

is the national honorary in political science. The College chapter is Nu Psi. Junior and senior majors in political science in the top third of their graduating class with grade point averages of 3.0 overall and 3.2 in a minimum of four departmental courses are invited to join the Nu Psi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha.