Political science majors provide the much-needed dedication and leadership qualities that can help form a more just society. Trinity’s political science majors and minors study politics and government while actively participating in the political process.

With a political science degree, you will be prepared for professional employment in local, national, and international governmental and political organizations, for law school and graduate programs in public policy, and for life-long citizenship participation.

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS


Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: Yes
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Political science majors provide the much-needed dedication and leadership qualities that can help form a more just society. Trinity’s political science majors and minors study politics and government while actively participating in the political process.

With a political science degree, you will be prepared for professional employment in local, national, and international governmental and political organizations, for law school and graduate programs in public policy, and for life-long citizenship participation.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Political Science degree program in CAS is $590 per credit hour.

study politics and government while actively participating in the political process, and develop much-needed dedication and leadership qualities that can help form a more just society.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Study political science as a discipline and through active, practical participation in the political process.
  • Participate in a wide variety of internships and fieldwork classes in Washington, D.C., to learn politics through direct observation and involvement.

Gain Experience: Recent Internships

In addition to well-known guest speakers, our political science program offers internship and fieldwork credit. Recent internship sites include the White House, Congressional offices, the Office of the U.S. Attorney, and the U.S. State Department. These internships offer students knowledge and professional contacts that can lead to further professional opportunities after graduation.

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Political Consultant
  • Lobbyist
  • Campaign Worker
  • Diplomat
  • Community Program Director
  • Urban Planner
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Public Relations Specialist

Featured Political Science Courses

POLS 101 Politics, Power, and You: Democracy at the Crossroads
POLS 103 The American Political Process
POLS 213 Women and Politics
POLS 301 Congress and Policy Making
POLS 322 District of Columbia Govt and Poltics
POLS 342 International Conflict & Cooperation
POLS 443 Seminar on Conflict Theory and Management

Discover Your Strength with a Truly Singular Higher Education Experience

Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

Discover Empowerment

  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

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  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

Discover Excellence

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles