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Political Studies

Westminster's Political Science Program


Why Study Political Science at Westminster?

The Westminster Political Science major stresses an integrative understanding and critical analysis of global politics and of the American political system.


Your course work will focus on the study of power relations, movements for political change, global dynamics, political behavior, organizations, theories, research methodologies, and governmental, international and transnational actors and institutions.


The curriculum stresses student mastery of a variety of allied subjects to enhance understanding of the global and domestic contexts of politics. With political science as its core focus, the curriculum includes relevant courses from a number of disciplines, including justice studies, global studies, environmental studies, communication, economics, history, management, philosophy and pre-law.


The major prepares students for further study in law or graduate school; to enter public service careers in government or international organizations; to work in nongovernmental organizations; to work in the private sector, the policy arena, the political/legislative process; to work in domestic, transnational, or international/global civil society organizations, movements, or activism; or to conduct research.


The Political Science minor offers non-majors a flexible academic program for exploring politics in both the domestic and global contexts.  The curriculum can be designed to fit the needs of students pursuing a variety of careers including public service, civil society organizations, law, global affairs, business, education and mass communication.  




Our small classes and dedicated faculty allow you to receive personal attention.


A variety of opportunities to become actively involved with on-campus activities and work with local or national organizations as well.