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.
From the flair of a packed arena, to the low-key intimacy of a historic town hall, Michele Volansky spent her sabbatical on the campaign trail, researching the theater of politics.
Christine Wade’s newest book to hit the shelves – a sixth edition of Nicaragua: Emerging from the Shadow of the Eagle, co-authored by Thomas W. Walker, is ready for college classrooms and beyond nationwide, just in time for November’s presidential election.
09/30/16 Marie Claire
In this story on marieclaire.com about why Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appeals to some women despite his misogynistic statements, Melissa Deckman, political science professor and chair of the College’s Department of Political Science, explains that her research has shown that many of these women believe Trump will keep them and their families safe.