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Political Science

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The political science major is designed to provide an understanding of the political forces, institutions, ideas, and problems of contemporary society.

Our curriculum prepares students for graduate studies and professional careers in law, politics, teaching, journalism, government, and international civil service.

Our top faculty, our innovative teaching styles, and our emphasis on experiential learning set the study of political science at Washington College apart from other places. Co-curricular programming through the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture offers students a myriad of opportunities, including lectures by world-renowned experts, field trips, internships and short-term study abroad.

Political science students at Washington College also benefit from the college’s close proximity to our nation’s capital as well as Annapolis, the Maryland state capital. Many of our students complete internships or volunteer to work for political parties, nongovernmental organizations or campaigns during election season.

Recent Stories

  • Two renowned women of Washington, D.C., recently retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and news analyst and author Cokie Roberts, will visit Washington College on March 3 to kick off The Women’s Centennial, a new program that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
  • Kate Towson ’09 returns to campus to talk about her work in helping homeless women gain skills to transition back into the workforce.
  • The first exhibition of 2017 at the Kohl Gallery features multiple artists in varied media approaching issues and questions arisen during the recent presidential election cycle.

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