Department of

Political Science

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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.

  • Members of WC's delegation took honors for their performance at the international conference.
    Over spring break, international studies professor Tahir Shad led a delegation of 18 students from Washington College to the Harvard World Model United Nations conference in Panama.
  • Jack Bohrer ’06 returns to campus March 20 to discuss his acclaimed new book on RFK.

    MSNBC news producer and acclaimed author Jack Bohrer ’06 returns to Washington College on March 20 to discuss his new book on Robert F. Kennedy.

  • Vanessa Williams, a staff writer on The Washington Post national desk, will be a panelist for “Women On Fire” on M...

    Women on Fire: A March 22 expert panel on how Trump and the #MeToo movement are shaping the 2018 elections.

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