Ave Maria University
Delve into the political principles and economic tools involved in domestic policy making. Study the relationship between government action and market forces. At the end of this program, you’ll learn to apply advanced economic analysis to concrete policy proposals and be able to intelligently participate in the public debates that affect our nation.
Careers: Policy advisor, economic analyst, banker, tax accountant, financial services lawyer, professor
A political economy and government degree from AMU will prepare you for a career in accounting, government, banking, financial services, law or academics. You’ll also gain research, problem-solving and communication skills that will help you in any career.
Fast Fact: Some of our graduates have gone on to work for members of Congress.
Other courses in the same areas of politics and economics may be substituted with the approval of the program director.
University; Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University
Office: Prince 104
Phone: (239) 304-7929
Curriculum Vitae: Download
Education: B.A., Political Science, Carleton University; M.A., Political Science, Carleton University; Ph.D., Political Science, Boston College
Office: Thomas Student Union 2007B
Phone: (239) 280-1609
Education: B.S., Economics, San Diego State University; M.A., Economics, San Diego State University; Ph.D., Economics, University of Georgia
Office: Prince 105
Phone: (239) 304-7928
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Prince 111
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Houston; M.A., Politics, University of Virginia; Ph.D., Politics, University of Virginia
Office: Henkels 2055
Phone: (239) 304-7365
Education: B.B.A., Business Administration, Bishop’s University; LL.B., Law, University of Ottawa; LL.M., Law, McGill University; D.C.L., Civil Law, McGill University
Office: Henkels 3054
Phone: (239) 280-1625
Education: B.A., English, Ivan Franko National University; M.A., International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kansas
Office: Canizaro Library 235
Phone: (239) 304-7020
Those who have graduated from Ave Maria with a politics major have gone on to work in Washington D.C. for members of Congress and have worked in a variety of policy organizations that study, advocate and lobby for specific public policies. Others have gone on to graduate school to continue studying politics with the goal of one day teaching in secondary or higher education, or to law school. There are a number of careers that are available for politics majors, from political consulting, working on campaigns, political advocacy, journalism and public service on the local, state, national and international levels.
Below are links that outline the wealth of career opportunities for political science graduates:
The university is affiliated through Career Services with numerous political organizations in Florida and D.C (see below). Internship and mentoring programs are available for students interested in a political career.
– U.S Dept. of State – Washington, D.C & International
– FL House of Representatives – Tallahassee, FL
– David Rivera, Representative – Tallahassee, FL
– American Life League – Washington, D.C
Career Services prides itself on providing students, alumni and employers with the opportunity to connect. No matter where you are in your career search, whether it’s deciding on a path, preparing for your first job interview or working on graduate school or fellowship applications, we can help.
The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.
With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, a beautiful campus. What more could you want? How about a community-like atmosphere, quality instructors who care about your success, a wealth of spiritual activities, expert career guidance… and that’s only the beginning. Imagine your future at AMU. It all starts by filling out our free application today.