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Political Science


The program in political science is designed to provide students with a knowledge of political theory, of the American political system, political behavior and institutions in other countries, 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 at 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. They may also contribute to Westminster’s mock convention (the second oldest in the country), 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.