Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science Division
Program Coordinator: Bruce Delfini
Ofﬁce Telephone: (845) 574 - 4350
Full Time Faculty: Karen Sunshine
Adjunct Faculty: Bruce Delfini, Bernard Tabachnik
Political science is the social science discipline that describes and analyzes political and governmental institutions and processes. It concerns itself with the conduct of government and the creation of government policy. It studies the structure and activities of political parties and the social, cultural, ethnic, and historical factors that drive these activities. Like all the social sciences, political science is an integral part of a liberal arts education. It is essential to the effective functioning of a citizen in a democratic society.
Students interested in political science often pursue the following degree program: Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities and Social Science (A.A.). Careers in political science include government positions, politics, teaching, public opinion studies, and related social science occupations.