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Social Sciences

For students who want to better understand human society and make meaningful contributions as global citizens, the social sciences provide opportunities to learn about cultures, markets and nation-states; to conduct groundbreaking research; to meet noted figures on the national stage; and to immerse themselves in the world around them. 

Maryland’s Eastern Shore is fertile ground for people interested in the American past, as well as a perfect place to inspire a global perspective. Taking advantage of well-placed internships, field experiences, research opportunities and study abroad programs, our students are well prepared to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

With its proximity to the capital cities of Annapolis, MD, and Washington, DC, Washington College is well positioned to offer internship opportunities with government agencies and to bring distinguished visitors to campus. The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, the Harwood Program in American Journalism and the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience routinely sponsor talks and symposia on national and world affairs.

Students who choose Washington College also have ample opportunity for international travel. With more than 35 programs in 40 countries to choose from, we offer one of the broadest and most extensive study abroad programs of any small liberal arts college.



American Studies


Business Management


Environmental Studies


Human Development

International Studies

Political Science


Programs and Minors


The Black Studies.


The Education program 

Gender Studies 

The Information Systems 

Physical Education

The Secondary Education Studies


Student Organizations

College Democrats

College Republicans

French Club

German Club

International Relations Club

International Studies Council

Japanese Club

Portuguese Club

Spanish Club

Students for Social Awareness (Sociology Club)