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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

  • Washington College’s Holstein Program in Ethics on April 19 presents a talk by writer and scholar Jonathan Rauch.

  • Japan’s leadership wants the country’s military to take a greater role in its global security, a goal in alignment with the new U.S. administration’s push for its allies to do more. Andrew Oros’ new book, Japan’s Security Renaissance, is perfectly timed to examine how this change is happening.
  • 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.

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