The Political Science Department believes in the value of experiential education, or education in which classroom study is supported by practical applications and lived experiences.

  • Many of our students choose to find internships outside of the University to explore different careers as well as to apply classroom concepts to practical life.
  • The department also offers experiential learning opportunities to further help students solidify and practice what they’ve learned in the classroom.
  • The university offers immersion trips to connect our students with the community at large.
  • Students can also choose to study abroad through John Carroll’s Center for Global Education, thereby learning how governments and municipalities function in other parts of the world.
  • Among our most prestigious experiential learning opportunities is the NBC/John Carroll University “Meet the Press” Fellowship, a nine-month (September through May) position at “Meet the Press,” NBC’s number one rated Sunday morning public affairs program and the longest running television program in the world.