St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
The Department of Government and Politics prepares students for lifelong learning as outlined in the mission of the University Strategic Plan. Government and Politics students acquire critical thinking and analytical writing skills, and ethical understanding of diverse political issues. Students practice their skill in Academic Service-Learning and internships that foster public service and commitment to serve local, national and international community.
The Department’s course offerings reflect these important goals as the undergraduate curriculum offers a wide variety of courses divided into the political science discipline’s four main subfields:
Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Government and Politics
St. John Hall, Room 234C
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission.
The major requires 36 credits, including the following:
You must also complete one elective in each of the following areas:
In addition, you must complete 15 elective hours from among Government & Politics course offerings, including:
You may take up to six credits in Public Administration fieldwork courses. Eligible seniors may also choose six elective hours from 100-level graduate courses.
St. John’s University is widely known for the success of its alumni. Forbes.com lists the University among its top 15 institutions in terms of graduates’ earning power. And a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal ranks St. John’s among 100 Top colleges and universities that are “most likely to help students land a job in key careers . . . that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of job satisfaction.”