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Department of

Political Science

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.

Recent Stories

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    With their project WACtheWall, four Washington College students presented a central issue in the conflict between Palestine and Israel and asked their fellow students to get involved intellectually and physically.

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    Writing for the Huffington Post, political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses how the 2016 presidential race may address a broader array of economic concerns for women.
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    During her internship at the Washington Center, Tracy Kamen ’17 is living, working, and learning in the heart of Washington D.C. For a political science major, what’s not to like?