Political Science

Civic-minded. Socially aware. Action-oriented. That’s how you might describe our political science majors. With aspirations to work in local, state, or federal government, in foreign service, or for a social impact organization, students in the political science program learn how to read carefully, think critically, communicate clearly, and develop sound arguments. Political science majors choose from a wide variety of classes covering everything from violence and revolution to pop culture and politics. Wheaton students learn by doing through community engagement, internships, field trips, and studying in political centers in the U.S. and abroad.




99% of Political Science majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Director of Outreach, New York City Council
  • Domestic Violence Advocate, Capital Law School
  • Field Organizer, New York State Democratic Party
  • Finance Director for Governor Janet Mills
  • Junior Paralegal, Pabian Law, LLC

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • London School of Economics
  • Northeastern School of Law
  • Rutgers University

Wheaton Political Science majors are eligible for accelerated admission to the Masters in Public Administration at Bridgewater State University or Masters in Public Policy program at Simmons University.

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 72% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Political Science department.