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Department of Political Science


About the Department

As a Political Science major at Westminster College, you will have the advantage of introductory and advanced courses in all of the major subfields of the discipline: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Theory. With very few exceptions, classes are taught by full professors in Political Science.

The Department boasts an award-winning Model United Nations program, and every four years it hosts our Mock Convention, a campus-wide event that simulates a presidential nominating convention. The Westminster Mock Convention is the 2nd oldest in the nation.

Political Science faculty also advise many of our students in our Pre-Law Program and oversee our Bachelor’s Degree Plus programs with law schools, which are special, optional programs that allow qualified students to begin law school after completing their junior year at Westminster.




Experiences & Opportunities

At Westminster, learning isn’t limited to the classroom. In each of our 50+ majors and pre-professional programs, your education will be enhanced by the purposeful combination of expert classroom instruction and hands-on learning opportunities. Internships, undergraduate research and studying abroad are just a few of the real experiences our students get that lead to real success after graduation.

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Faculty & Academic Staff

Teachers, researchers, experts, mentors...our faculty members are all these things and more to their students. They trained in universities around the globe, but they chose to teach and conduct research at Westminster because of the focus on student development and success. Their dedication to mentoring and teaching is evident in our students’ success when it comes to graduation rates, post-graduation employment and graduate and professional school acceptance.

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