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Student Learning Outcomes

  • KNOWLEDGE: Introduce students to the principle facts, key theories, institutions, practices, and processes of major subfields within the discipline
  • CRITICAL THINKING AND INFORMATION LITERACY: Advance students’ capacity for critical thinking through the development of a base of methodological, research, and communication skills
  • CITIZENSHIP: Promote an understanding of active, ethical, and responsible citizenship, and an understanding of the value questions inherent in politics
  • GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Cultivate an appreciation and understanding of cultural and political diversity, world affairs, and global interconnectedness

The above list was adapted from Deadorff, Michelle D., Kerstin Hamann, and John T. Ishiyama. 2009. Assessment in Political Science. Washington, DC: American Political Science Association.


Political Science graduates from Albright College pursue a range of careers, serving as leaders in the legal profession, public service, business, academia, the non-profit sector and the international arena. The following is a listing of positions secured by Albright graduates over the past few years:


Federal Government

  • Archivist, U. S. National Park Service, San Francisco
  • Associate director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Washington, D.C.
  • Claims representative, U. S. Social Security Administration, West Plains, Mo.
  • Equipment management specialist, U.S. Social Security Administration, Baltimore
  • Contract administrator, Federal Government-Defense Contract Management Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Contractor, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, Md.
  • Legislative director, U.S. House of Representatives (N.Y.), Washington, D.C.
  • Manager, U.S. General Services Administration, Philadelphia
  • Manager, staffing and classification, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C.
  • Office manager, U.S. House of Representatives (Pa.), Washington, D.C.
  • Program analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C.
  • Senior staff, U.S. House of Representatives (Calif.), Washington, D.C.


Local/State Government

  • Associate director, Colorado Municipal League, Denver
  • Community development director, City of Reading, Reading, Pa.
  • Deputy director, communications, Department of Motor Vehicles, Albany, N.Y.
  • Deputy chief counsel, Pennsylvania Securities Commission, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Director, Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs, Wyomissing, Pa.
  • Executive director, Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, Mendham, N.J.
  • Executive director, Republican Committee of Chester County, West Chester, Pa.
  • Human services assistant, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Reading, Pa.
  • Legislative aide, New York State Assembly, Albany, N.Y.
  • Legislative assistant, Pennsylvania State Senate, Reading, Pa.
  • Legislative assistant, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Pottsville, Pa.
  • Aide, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Personnel analyst, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Statistician, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Town manager, Town of Stratford, Stratford, Conn.


Private Organizations

  • Legal administrative Assistant, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens, & Young, LLP, Philadelphia
  • Advisor, First Investors Corp., Binghamton, N.Y.
  • Coordinator of chapter and colony development, Alpha Sigma Phi, Carmel, Ind.