Department of Political Science


Pictured above (left to right): Dr. Edward Cohen, Mrs. Mary Pitman (department secretary), Dr. Michael Aleprete, Dr. Shannon Smithey, and Dr. James Rhoads

The program in political science is designed to provide the student with a knowledge of political theory, of the American political system, of the political systems of other areas of the world, and of international politics and institutions.

The political science program prepares students for careers in government service, teaching, law, and related professional and graduate study. It also offers electives in support of major programs in other disciplines.

Students planning subsequent enrollment in law school are advised to consult the pre-law adviser. Special programs in international relations and foreign areas can be arranged for students planning careers in the Foreign Service of the United States, in international organizations, or in education.

Westminster students may enroll in the Washington Semester program of governmental study in Washington, D.C., at American University, or in other approved off-campus programs. Westminster students may make use of internships in law offices or government agencies.

Major/Minor in Political Science

Pre-Law Concentration

Secondary Education Teacher Certification

Political Science Courses

Mock Convention 2011 - 2012




News


College Promotes 12 Faculty

Read the full news release. Thursday, September 11, 2014

Twelve Westminster College faculty recently received promotions.



09.09.2014
Two New Members Elected to Westminster College's Board of Trustees

The Westminster College Board of Trustees welcomed eight members to the Class of 2018.

08.28.2014
Students Complete Summer Internships

More than 150 Westminster College students completed summer internships in a variety of settings.







08.28.2014
Students Earned Degrees over the Summer

Westminster College awarded undergraduate degrees to 10 students at the completion of the summer term.

08.19.2014
College to Welcome Class of 2018 with Opening Convocation Aug. 21

Westminster College will welcome the class of 2018 with the traditional Opening Convocation Thursday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.


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