About the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Legal Studies
The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Legal Studies at Elizabethtown College is home to three distinctive areas of study. Whether you want to go to law school, study the human condition, or work in public policy or administration, our Department prepares you for a career of analytical thinking and gives you the skills you need to thrive in continued education or the workforce!
Majors Within the Department
Get a jump on law school with a degree in Legal Studies! Learn rationale for Western political philosophy and law, and take classes in ethics, human rights and social justice, and study the foundations of argument!
We learn more about our world when we study the world views and thoughts of others. With a degree in Philosophy, you’ll examine ideas of truth, right and wrong, and freedom, and learn about their implications in a modern context!
A degree in Political Science prepares you for more than a career in politics—it prepares you for a career in everything from law enforcement to urban planning! Develop your analytical thinking, writing and speaking skills, as well as exploring core concepts in international relations and comparative government with the program at E-town College!
Open only to Elizabethtown College students, the new Master’s in Public Policy program is designed to maximize your degree and prepare you for a career in public administration, higher education, non-profit management or government! Though the program is closely tied to the Department of Politics, students from nearly any major are eligible to apply!
Graduates from our programs find jobs in their chosen field, or go on to further their education in graduate or law school. Our Political Science graduates work at government agencies, business management, private law practice, non-profit foundations, humanitarian organizations, higher education and lobbying firms.
Our Philosophy graduates go on to careers ranging from professor to attorney, and a survey of our alumni from the past decade shows that 80 percent of our Philosophy graduates have full-time employment with an average annual salary of at least $50,000.
Because many Political Science, Legal Studies and Philosophy majors intend to go to law school, our Pre-Law Advising Program prepares students for entry into top law schools.