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 *
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
London School of Economics
Northeastern School of Law
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
The WheaGo Global First-Semester Study Abroad program kick-starts your college career in one of the world’s great cities, immersed in an exciting cultural adventure and focused on your top academic interests.
First semester study in Barcelona, Spain
Dive into the study of political systems at Blanquerna – University Ramon Llull in the heart of Barcelona, one of Europe’s major cultural and policital centers.
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