Political science offers an appreciation and understanding of the key role that politics plays in human interactions from the local to the global level.

With a political science degree from Wittenberg, students will find success in a variety of settings — in the public and private sectors, higher education and beyond — by developing skills in critical thinking, written communication and data analysis, all in the context of appreciating the key role that politics plays in human interactions from the local to the global level.

To understand and analyze the political world, students take courses from three concentration areas: comparative politics and international relations, political theory and law, and American politics.

The political science department links classroom knowledge with experience in the field. You might work on a political campaign, study political culture in Poland, examine whistleblowing in public and private bureaucracies, analyze African political systems, or explore international environmental agreements. The writing, speaking and analytical skills honed in the classroom are applicable to a wide variety of professions after graduation.

Many of our students study abroad or participate in internships, both in the United States and abroad, to enrich their knowledge of political and governmental structures, and gain valuable career experience. For example, internship placements in our Washington Program, available each year and during the summer, offer unparalleled experience.

    Options for Political Science Majors

    Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science honor society, has produced a number of professional development panel recordings relating to studying political science, as well as pursuing career and further education opportunities for Political Science majors. Topics covered include:

    Please take a look at the videos! If you have further questions, feel free to ask one of our faculty members.

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