Department of Political Science

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

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


Westminster Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Read the full news release. Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blake Tyger and Liz Buechele were crowned Westminster College Homecoming king and queen during halftime festivities Oct. 11.

History Professor's Books Earns Prize

Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College professor of history, was honored with the 2014 W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize for A Bride for the Tsar: Bride-Shows and Marriage Politics in Early Modern Russia (2012, Northern Illinois University Press).

Economics and Business Department Hosted Alumni Networking Event

The Westminster College Department of Economics and Business hosted its semiannual professional networking symposium Sept. 20.

College Promotes 12 Faculty

Twelve Westminster College faculty recently received promotions.

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.

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