Mary McGrory of The Washington Post referred to Saint Anselm College as "the Benedictine College with a box seat on America's most riveting political theater." Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the largest city in the state with the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Saint Anselm students are frequently afforded the opportunity to meet and talk to national political figures. In addition, the campus is located close to national, state, and local government offices in Concord, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts. The proximity to these offices has enabled many of our students to pursue career-related government internships.
A Wide Variety of Courses
Majoring in politics you will be able to choose from a wide variety of courses from each of the major subfields of political science, including courses in American government, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. Small class size provide you with individualized attention.
We have an outstanding faculty—they know their stuff, and they'll get to know you too. Active scholars, our faculty produce research, and work with you to explore topics that suit your interests. Your course in research methods might meet from 10:30 to 11:20, but you're probably going to eat lunch with your classmates and professor in the Common Ground Cafe after, catching the news and discussing today's headlines. It's an open-door policy in the department, so you're always welcome to drop in to see your professor with a question, or an invitation to the next big event on campus.
Clubs, internships, lectures, debates, discussions... There is something for everyone in the Department of Politics. Study abroad for a semester, or intern in Boston with a federal agency, Portsmouth with the Department of Statem or Concord in the Governor's Office.