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!

Department News

Dr. Kopko on C-SPAN and The New York Times

Assistant Professor Dr. Kyle Kopko was featured on C-SPAN, as well as interviewed with the New York Times, for his research on the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Department News

We Produce the Most Finnegan Fellows

Elizabethtown College has produced 22 Finnegan Fellows—the most out of any Pennsylvania college or university. And a lot of that has to do with mentorship.

Majors Within the Department

After Graduation

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.