Got a nose for politics and a heart for doing great things? Focus your studies on how legislation and government influence people in democratic societies—and vice versa. Your studies will be a balance of real-world political campaign experience, lobbying on behalf of legislation and internships in local and national government.
of graduates from Xavier's Philosophy, Politics & the Public program are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.
Participate in the active world of politics by working on campaigns in Washington D.C., lobbying on behalf of legislation and completing internships in local and national government offices. The program is neither liberal nor conservative by nature. You will, however, be challenged to analyze, defend and critique your views.
Your course curriculum won't be for the faint of heart: Classes in ethical theory, history, economics, philosophy and political science will prepare you for your first job out of college. On top of that, benefit from priority registration and the option to live in the Honors residence quarters.
Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Development mentoring program will connect you with a Cincinnati-based professional for real-world experience.
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PPP students participate in a study abroad program
After serving as the Regional Director of the Democratic National Committee, as well as the Online Organizing Director for President Obama, she helped start 270 Strategies—a nonprofit, political strategic group—in Chicago in 2013. Now she’s giving back to Xavier in various ways.
At a Xavier scholarship event with philosophy Professor Paul Colella, Chuma Nnawulezi learned about the PPP program and knew right away it was for him.
For 2008 graduate Kevin Hoggatt, Philosophy, Politics and the Public wasn’t just a major. It was a calling.
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