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.
07/20/16 The Washington Post
Political science professor Melissa Deckman writes in The Washington Posts’s “Monkey Cage” column about her analysis of recent survey data that shows why supporters of Bernie Sanders will not cast their votes with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
07/11/16: World Politics Review
Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies, writes in her monthly column about the upcoming elections in Nicaragua, which likely will be won by the incumbent president, Daniel Ortega.
07/09/16 The Baltimore Sun
Political science professor Melissa Deckman comments in a story about the potential political fallout for Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan after he decided not to support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee.