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.
Author Ann Vileisis, speaking March 6, will map how we lost our way on the road from farm to table, and chart a return to “a purposeful palate.”
Tom Woods, author of Meltdown and Rollback, will speak February 7, sharing the small-government tenets he champions in his books.
On the eve of Vice President Biden’s trip to East Asia, Professor Andrew Oros offers the China Central Television network his take on what to expect.
- Mar 18 5:00pm - 6:30pm Salvadoran Ambassador Rubén Zamora, “Twenty-two years of the Salvadoran Peace Accords and Future Prospects for El Salvador’s Democracy”
- Mar 24 4:30pm - 6:30pm Raising Ms. President
- Apr 07 All Day Senior Symposium. Pt 2 Due.
- Apr 17 5:00pm - 6:30pm Michael O’Hanlon, “Why the US Can’t Disengage from the Middle East (and why it shouldn’t from Africa)”