Political Science Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Political Science Student Associations


American Political Science Association
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. Visit

College Democrats of America
The organization's primary focus is registering voters and electing Democrats. Visit

College Republican National Committee
The largest and oldest political youth organization in the United States , with 50 member federations on over 1000 campuses. Recruits, trains, and registers. Visit

American Association of Political Consultants
A membership organization made up of political consultants, pollsters, public affairs officers, political staffers, and educators. Visit

American Association for Public Opinion Research
An association of people interested in the methods, applications, and analysis of public opinion and survey research. Includes Public Opinion Quarterly index. Visit