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


Westminster College Broadcast Communications Student Nominated for College Emmy Award

Read the full news release. Tuesday, March 25, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Joe Ligo `13, a Westminster alumnus who earned a degree in broadcast communications, was recently named one of three finalists for a 2014 Academy of Television Arts and Science College Emmy for Outstanding Documentary. The winner will be announced April 23 during an awards presentation in North Hollywood, Calif.

Westminster College Student Alumni Association Hosts Leadership Dinner
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted the fifth annual Student Organization Leadership Dinner Feb. 11. The theme for this year's dinner was Leadership: The Westminster Way.
Westminster College's Diversity Services Office Announces Black History Month Activities
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of programs that are free to the public.

Westminster College Announces December Graduates
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty-four Westminster College undergraduate students met the requirements for graduation in December 2013:
Westminster College Students and Professors Present Research at The American Society of Criminology Conference
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two Westminster students and two professors presented research at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference Nov. 21 in Atlanta.

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