Academic Building HC 212
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825
The Department of Government, Politics & Global Studies houses two majors: Political Science and Global Studies. The Department of Government, Politics & Global Studies consists of four full-time faculty. Several political science faculty are widely published and nationally known for their scholarship.
The Political Science major seeks to awaken in students an appreciation and an understanding of politics and government in the broadest and deepest sense. It considers democratic governance the key to civilization and ethics as central to democratic life.
Courses are offered in four major areas: American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory. Classroom learning is enriched in a number of ways, including field trips to the state Capitol, Washington, D.C.; internships with legislators in the Connecticut General Assembly; Washington and district office internships with national legislators; election campaign and party organization internships; and internships with public administrators. More Information...
Globalization has brought about rapid change as citizens, governments, and markets worldwide have become increasingly interdependent. Today’s college graduates will need the knowledge, skills and abilities to thrive in a competitive, globalized economy.
The major in Global Studies responds to the demands of the 21st century by equipping students with competencies through a broad based and multidisciplinary program designed to prepare them for global engagement. It is designed for students who have strong international interests and wish to pursue those interests in a program of study. More Information...
Presidential Candidate Gov. John Kasich Talks Issues at SHU
April 13, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The crowd that turned up to see presidential candidate John Kasich at Sacred Heart University recently was so large, it overflowed a meeting room and spilled into an atrium, two nearby classrooms and a second-floor balcony. Kasich was at SHU’s Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center to conduct a town hall meeting, discussing his views and issues facing the nation. State Sen. Tony Hwang of Fairfield, who is Kasich’s Connecticut campaign chair, arranged the visit.
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao to Speak as Part of "Women Can Have It All" Series
March 9, 2016
Fairfield, Conn. - Linda McMahon, founder and CEO of Women’s Leadership LIVE and co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), will host the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor (2001-2009), in the fifth installment of her ongoing series, “Women Can Have it All,” at Sacred Heart University.
SHU Uses Podcast to Inform, Start Conversations
February 19, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. —Sacred Heart University is engaging its students and the community in this year’s election process with weekly podcasts on its online forum, SHUsquare, led by Professor Gary Rose, a political science expert. Rose already has produced podcasts on the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary for SHUSquare’s SoundCloud website. In one of his most recent installments, he described this year’s presidential election as, “quite frankly, one of the most unpredictable and exciting contests that I can remember during my lifetime.”