Be the change.
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.
06/21/17 The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun includes Political Science Professor Melissa Deckman’s assessment of Prince County Executive Rushern Baker’s decision to run for governor of Maryland.
Seth Olson ’09 begins the MBA program at Yale School of Management this July.
Washington College’s Holstein Program in Ethics on April 19 presents a talk by writer and scholar Jonathan Rauch.