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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.
In research published in a professional journal and summarized in a British blog, political science professor Melissa Deckman probes the nuances of voter attitudes about abortion, the birth-control mandate and the alleged GOP “War on Women.”
Her father’s career as a Coast Guard criminal investigator helped spur Emily Hoyle’s interest in the law. Now, the 2014 WC graduate is headed to George Washington University Law School on a full scholarship.
Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon speaks April 17 on U.S. involvement in the Middle East and Africa.