What You’ll Learn
Examine the power relations within and among states. Gain an understanding of political parties, interest groups, international relationships, public law, freedom, justice, and power.
Our political science major can include an internship in Washington, D.C., or other opportunities within local or state government.
Our major focuses on four main areas:
- American politics
- Comparative politics
- International relations
- Political theory
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
Washington Semester Program
Become a Washington insider through our semester program. Students get insight into the workings of political entities as well as perspective on other cultures and societies.
Explore the Washington Semester
Many of our graduates go on to work in the public sector in the political field, government, or advocacy. They may choose to pursue careers as:
- Law enforcement officers
- Intelligence agents
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“Political science influences my dance-making on a daily basis. I am interested in demonstrating social, political, and environmental themes through my choreographic work. In the dance work that I created for my Honors College thesis, titled All For One and None for All, I wanted to bring awareness to the idea that corporations can be the puppet masters of the candidates they sponsor.” Caitlin Mahon ’14