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Political Science & Government at Gettysburg College

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Political Science & Government at Gettysburg College

What traits are you looking for in a political science school? To help you decide if Gettysburg College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's political science program.

Gettysburg is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and approximately 2,507 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 71 political science majors received their bachelor's degree from Gettysburg.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Political Science & Government section at the bottom of this page.

Gettysburg Political Science & Government Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Gettysburg Political Science & Government Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the political science progam at Gettysburg compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The political science major at Gettysburg is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Political Science & Government. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 82
Best Political Science & Government Schools 88
Most Popular Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 171
Most Popular Political Science & Government Schools 186
Best Value Political Science & Government Schools 507

Earnings of Gettysburg Political Science Graduates

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at Gettysburg is $32,595. This is less than $33,089, which is the national average of all political science majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Political Science Student Demographics at Gettysburg

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political science majors at Gettysburg College.

Gettysburg Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

45% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 55% of political science bachelor's degrees went to men and 45% went to women.


About 93% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in political science at Gettysburg are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor's in political science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 66
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Gettysburg also has a doctoral program available in political science. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Political Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in political science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Gettysburg College.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Economics Professors 710 $131,060
Economists 610 $87,630
Political Science Professors 540 $100,620
Political Scientists 100 $102,110


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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