Political Science

The Political Science students and faculty

The Political Science program is designed to stimulate in students a greater awareness and understanding of political institutions, processes, relationships, and their underlying principles. We strive to generate in students the requisite interest and skilled civic participation that are so crucial to the maintenance of a just, responsible and democratic society. In addition, the program is designed to prepare students for graduate study and law school.

Concord University offers a major and minor in Political Science. Explore our site for the Political Science degree requirements, information about our courses, student resources, and the Pi Sigma Alpha national honor society chapter. Our friendly faculty are happy to answer any questions that you may have about our program.

Pi Sigma Alpha
The Department of Social Sciences offers several scholarship opportunities for our students. Review the descriptions of the scholarships below. If you meet the eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply.

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit Concord University’s Scholarship webpage. Don’t forget, the counselors at the Financial Aid Office are an excellent resource for information about paying for college.

Undergraduate Waiver (CCUS) Scholarship*

  • 1 award of $1140.00 for In-State Residents ($3210.00 for Out-of-State Residents)
  • Eligibility: Social Sciences major, 3.0 GPA, non-renewable. Student cannot have other tuition specific scholarship such as Promise, HSTA, DHHR, U564, or outside scholarships designated for tuition.

Joseph Hatcher Scholarship*

  • 1 award of $500.00
  • Eligibility: Social Sciences major, must have completed Freshman year with minimum 24 credit hours and 2.5 GPA earned, be a Mercer County resident, demonstrate financial need, non-renewable

Lewis E. Tierney Scholarship*

  • 1 award of $400.00
  • Eligibility: Social Sciences major, must have completed Freshman year with minimum 24 credit hours and 2.5 GPA earned, must demonstrate financial need, non-renewable

To apply for any of these scholarships, download and complete the application below. Return the completed scholarship application to the Division of Social Science (Science Building, Room 200).

* This scholarship will not be awarded in 2022.

  • Students will develop a greater awareness and understanding of political systems, institutions, processes, relationships, and their underlying principles, both within and outside the United States (see also personal, civic, and global competence).
  • Students will develop the demonstrated ability to apply curricular knowledge in professional environments.
  • Students will be able to prepare and present appropriate information in both written and oral formats. This includes participation in simulations and oral and written group projects.
  • Students will develop increased interest and skills in civic participation necessary to a responsive democratic society.