We give students the education and experiences to make a difference in the world.
Understanding politics becomes more and more important as the world moves toward democracy and the role of citizens in government grows. The Political Science Department at Adrian emphasizes the study of democracy and democratization, providing its graduates with a foundation that prepares them to be active and effective participants in government, law or business.
It is our goal to give students the education and experiences they need to achieve the career they want, and to give them the confidence they need to make a difference in the world.
Dr. James Hanley
Most political science students at Adrian participate in at least one professional internship. Whether is is local, or in Chicago, Washington, D.C. or Philadelphia, students work on political campaigns, in law offices, government agencies, the United Nations, and international non-governmental organizations.
Alumni & Students in Action
- Adrian graduate and U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers is a former FBI Special Agent, U.S. Army officer, and small business owner.
- Eric Ochmanek was handpicked while an Adrian student to work on the Advance team for Bush and Cheney's run for office. He now works in Washington, D.C. for Bush and other top officials.
- Virgil Bernero is mayor of Lansing, Michigan's captial.
- Graduate Kim Bush works for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and worked as an activist to register and recruit voters in Detroit and Flint.
- Mary Venturi completed a summer internship in Washington, D.C., with the Protection Project, researching human trafficking in the U.S. and internationally. As part of her job she met with U.S. Senators and Congressmen, and ambassadors from Saudi Arabi, Greece and other countries.
- James Parsons participated in a one-year internship with the United Nations in Vienna, Austria.