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.
Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon speaks April 17 on U.S. involvement in the Middle East and Africa.
Rubén Zamora, El Salvador’s Ambassador to the U.S.,speaks March 18 on his country’s recent history and political future.
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.”