The political science major at Wilmington College offers students the opportunity to pursue careers in international studies, public administration, legislative affairs, and law. Students majoring in political science study the institutions and processes societies create to make collective decisions about human problems. Courses in this field address issues of justice and human rights, social movements, and economic development as they relate to the distribution of power in society.
In keeping with the College mission, the political science major encourages students to examine problems of conflict reconciliation and peacemaking in both national and international contexts. Although the political science major is compatible with virtually any other major at the College, students in the department often double major in criminal justice, psychology, Spanish, environmental studies, or minor in sustainability.
The department encourages its students to pursue internships, community service opportunities, and extra-curricular activities. It offers a number of study abroad programs, internships in Washington, D.C., research opportunities and lobbying activities.
Credits to earn a Minor
Semesters to Complete
Respondents stated that they were employed six months post-graduation from Wilmington College.
(Fall 2021 Student Survey
- PS130 American Politics
- PS231G Human Rights And The Judicial Process
- PS234G Global Politics
- PS330 The Philosophical Foundations Of Western Political Thought
- SS380 Research Methods And Statistics In The Social Sciences I
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