Student clubs and activities, field trips, events, seminars and study abroad programs are all essential to building a well-rounded education in political science.

Bond with students who share similar passions. Hear from experts with real-world experience in your field. Get to know faculty in a whole new light. Explore a new city or culture. Wherever you want your career to go, what you learn beyond our classrooms can help get you there. Below are some of the unique opportunities SU offers beyond the classroom.


The Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation is an annual event which has been in place for over 30 years. Every year, SU’s political science department takes a class of students to Washington D.C. to participate. Students spend the semester learning about the European Union. During the three-day simulation, which involves approximately 12 other colleges and universities and about 150 students, students will take on the roles of actual leaders and decision-makers in the EU, each school representing one or two countries. The class also visits the embassy of the country they are playing. Susquehanna is proud to be the only school that has participated in the simulation every year since its inception.


SU Mock Trial Team is a student-run and student-led organization that competes in mock trial events around a case, simulating the details of a real court case. Members of the team take on various roles, including prosecutors, defense attorneys and witnesses, during these mock trials. This an worthy experience for students interested in pursuing legal careers.

SU Model United Nations Team is a student-run and student-led organization that travels to and participates in Model UN simulations around the region, including the annual Model UN event that takes place at UN headquarters. The team plays a different country each year, researching the roles and objectives of that country and preparing to succeed in the simulation.


Susquehanna University Political Science Review (SUPR) is an annual publication featuring undergraduate research from relevant courses on campus. SUPR publishes research from all disciplines and all majors, but largely features research on politics, international relations, public policy and legal studies. SUPR is managed by a student editorial team with the support of a faculty advisor and publishes approximately 7–10 undergraduate submissions each year.

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