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Dean: prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Leszczyński
Dean's Office: 06-100 Pułtusk, 36B, Mickiewicza St.
Tel.(23) 692 98 56 do 58; 692 98 62
fax (23) 692 18 07


    The Faculty of Political Science was established in 1995. Currently, it offers a variety of courses within two fields: Political Studies, and National Security, with about a dozen special subjects from which to choose; the most popular of them include: Security Management, Marketing and Advertising, Public Administration, European Studies, Journalism, Contemporary International Relations, and European Administrative Policy.
Political Studies attract a great deal of student interest both in Poland and abroad. Currently, there are about 40 foreigners doing their studies at the Faculty, most of them from Eastern Europe. The language of instruction, except for Polish, is English. Moreover, there are also classes of Polish taught as a foreign language for this group of students.
    Foreigners wishing to do their studies at the Faculty of Political Studies have two options. The first one involves enrollment under the terms and condition governing studies done by Polish citizens which means three-year courses of study for a bachelor degree upon the completion of which students seeking a master’s degree may elect to pursue under a two-year MA program. The other option involves applying to a university consortium for an EU scholarship under the Erasmus Mundus Program. Successful applicants may, at their discretion, proceed with their studies at the Faculty for a year or longer, earning credits in the courses elected under the respective BA or MA degree program. Each of them is obligated to earn ca. 30 ECTS credits per semester, but not fewer than 60 per year. This conditions crediting such a student by the sending university for the work done by him/her in a given semester or year should the sending university have its ECTS system in place already.
    The amount of coursework completed by a foreign student as required under the Learning Agreement made with his/her sending university shall earn him/her credit from Pultusk Academy of Humanities being equivalent to the credit for the corresponding amount of coursework not completed at his/her sending institution, which enables such a student to get enrolled in the consecutive semester or year upon return to his/her country.
Study done in the field of Political Studies may lead to a BA or an MA degree, while the programs offered in the field of National Security are bachelor degree programs only.
    The Faculty cooperates with outstanding academic teachers and research workers both Polish and foreign, including Prof. Jan Ciechanowski and Prof. Halina Taborska, Faculty members of British universities, Prof. Oleksij Suchyj from Lvov, Prof. Stanisław Filipowicz from Warsaw, and Prof. Wojciech Wrzesiński from Wrocław. There have also been members of the priesthood ranking high in the academic profession among the guest lecturers, including Rev. Prof. Helmut Juros and Rev. Prof. Piotr Mazurkiewicz from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. Relevance and outside knowledge are added to all aspects of the study done at the Faculty of Political Science by scientific researchers and politicians in one such as Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz, arriving at Pultusk with guest lectures or to meetings with AH students. Getting to the core of domestic politics is made easy by top level Polish politicians (Jarosław Kaczyński, Bronisław Komorowski, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Andrzej Lepper, Leszek Miller, Józef Oleksy, Waldemar Pawlak, Donald Tusk, Lech Wałęsa) invited to open meetings at Pultusk Academy of Humanities.
It is the policy of the Faculty of Political Science to provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including computer and marketing labs, an academic radio and TV broadcasting station, and language labs. Audiovisual teaching aids are used not only at theory courses, but also as part of practical instruction.
Students have at their disposal the collections of their Faculty Library, as well as those of the Central Library, and of the Oxford University Library in Great Britain (on-line).
    There are a variety of leisure activities offering a chance for artistic self-expression and development, or enabling students to do sports or follow their passion for travel and tourism. Off-site students can apply for accommodation in the modern Student Hostel. Some choose private lodging.
The Faculty has been offering its doctoral programs since 2002. The doctoral dissertations defended so far cover a variety of topics including methodology of research in political studies, the Bologna process related issues, party system operation on the level of a province (voivodeship), or the importance of Kaliningrad Oblast’ in the Polish and Russian mutual relations. Moreover, there are doctoral dissertations dealing with issues relevant to American studies, German studies, or the sociology of politics.
Students, participants in doctoral seminars, and holders of doctoral degrees may take part in the academic research projects run by the Faculty. They are invited to present their scientific research output at seminars and conferences, and may have the results of their research published.
Upon completion of their degree programs at the Faculty of Political Science, the alumni have broad knowledge of the issues covered by the curriculum enabling further in-depth insight into the political processes and phenomena occurring both worldwide and on the regional, national, or local levels, and enabling further analysis of the interdependencies between political institutions, human societies, and individuals. Such broad knowledge also facilitates better understanding of the historical determinants of and the contemporary mechanisms behind the operation of political systems.
Graduates of the Faculty of Political Science can cope with job related problems, perform well in a team, or control and supervise task teams; they have communication skills, and can collect, structure, process, and disseminate information. They have qualifications enabling them to get jobs in both central and local administration agencies, in political party structures, in economic and social organizations and associations, in international organizations, as well as in the sectors of mass media and education.