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Political Science

Political Science students prepare for careers in politics, policy-making, campaigns, international affairs, law, and political analysis by developing critical thinking skills and participating in internships and hands-on volunteer opportunities. The department offers classes in American Politics, Political Philosophy and Public Policy, and International/Comparative Politics. Students learn about the scope and process of modern political science and methods for understanding the interactions of groups and individuals in diverse political systems. Westminster hosts a chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary society, and students can explore campus groups, such as College Democrats, College Republicans, Green Party, and Amnesty International. Firsthand experience prepares students for future political science careers. At Westminster, students can participate in local, regional, and national political campaigns, enroll in a program of governmental study at American University in Washington, D.C., contribute to Westminster’s mock convention, and join the Model United Nations Team.


What can you do with a Political Science degree?

Imagine yourself teaching or working in government, politics, or a professional position in the private sector.