Politics is the framework. The foundation. The structure of our world. Understand the system.
We all know how politics is portrayed these days. It’s all about powerful people, standing armies, maybe a scandal or two. We tend to skip over the day to day.
The truth is politics is far more pervasive. It’s about teachers. The nitty gritty. Safety, protection, and freedom. It’s about community.
See it for what it is. A product of social, environmental, and even religious factors, driven by people and their passions. Understand how this web connects, how it has developed and even how you might use it to change the world.
The senior project is a two-semester thesis project. You’ll work with a faculty member to develop an original, in-depth perspective on a topic of your choice.
Students who’ve graduated from Purchase move onto…
- public service
- government agencies, nonprofits, or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
- elected office
- law school or graduate programs
- careers in international affairs
Meet Our Alumni
Adotei Akwei ’84Political Science
Michael Powell ’78JournalistPolitical Science and History
Jesse Thomas ’06Political Science
Jamonica Warren ’21Instrumental Performance (Brass), Political Science
Kevin Collymore ’10Political Science
Jeffrey Putman ’96Political Science
Latrice M. Walker ’01Sociology and Political Science
Fatoumata Fadiga ’24 Named Future Nobel LaureateOne of ten selected for the 2022 Future Nobel Laureates Scholarship Program.
Asst. Professor Samuel Galloway: On Biden’s First YearGalloway provides insight on local news following President Biden’s address and press conference.
TJ Raphael ’11: Number 1 Science Podcast in AmericaBiohacked: Family Secrets was also Apple’s Pick of the Week.
Founding Professor Peter Schwab RetiresHis indelible impression left on generations of students.