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.
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.”
Brenna Schneider, founder and CEO of 99Degrees Custom, a quick-turnaround maker of customized clothing, will return to her alma mater February 9 as part of the Goldstein Program’s Young Alumni Speakers Series.
Two experts from the Brookings Institution visit Washington College Oct. 1 to discuss the political movement that brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power and how it impacts U.S. policy. Bruce Riedel and Tanvi Madan speak at 7:00 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
- Jan 30 All Day SCE: Full Draft Due
- Feb 09 4:00pm Tea & Talk for Majors with Brenna Nan Schneider ’06
- Feb 09 5:00pm Made Here: Promoting Job Creation and Fighting Inequality
- Feb 27 All Day SCE: Complete Thesis Due
- Apr 06 All Day SCE: Poster Presentation and Symposium