Department of

Political Science

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.

  • Orlando Pérez speaks on Sept. 25 as part of the Goldstein Program on Public Affairs.

    The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs welcomes Orlando J. Pérez on Sept. 25 to discuss “The New Caudillos: Popular Support for Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Americas.”

  • Yolande Bouka will speak on Oct. 3 as part of the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

    Washington College’s Goldstein Series speaker on October 3 will discuss trends in the rise of electoral authoritarianism in East Africa.

  • 09/15/17 The Wilson Center

    Andrew Oros, professor of political science and international studies and the author of Japan’s Security Renaissance, gave a talk at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., about the US-Japan alliance in the context of the North Korea threat.

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