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Political Science

Senior Capstone

Each senior at Washington College is required to complete a “Senior Capstone Experience.” Political Science majors are required to write a thesis on a specific topic selected by the student in the fall semester of the senior year in consultation with a member of the Department, Majors will then choose, with the guidance of their SCE advisor, whether to present that research as a poster presentation or in the form of a short-form writing project, which includes a synopsis and op-ed style piece.

In completing this project, students gain a sense of mastery of an important issue and a sense of confidence in their ability to manage the tasks they will face in further education and professional employment.

Download the 2015-2016 SCE Memo
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