- Undertake rigorous coursework and seek to understand the significance of class, race, gender, property relations, and other identities in shaping political structures and political behavior.
- Faculty promotes social justice and encourages students to be active, thoughtful members of their community.
- Engage with active self-governance and an understanding of political structures and behaviors.
- Close proximity to the state capitol offers exciting opportunities for internships, such as the Washington State Legislature, Washington State Historical Society, and Simpson Timber Archive
The Political Science Program at Saint Martin’s aims to acquaint students with the great issues of politics. The faculty is driven to develop the student's intelligent and lasting interest in society and politics, and provide him or her with an environment for learning active self-governance.
Political science students will undertake rigorous course work as they seek to understand the significance of class, race, gender, property relations and other identities in shaping political structures and political behavior. The department will strive to promote social justice and to encourage students to be active, thoughtful members of their community.
Student internships opportunities are available within:
- Washington State Legislature
- Washington State Historical Society
- Simpson Timber Archive
Political Science majors can go on to rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields, including:
- Federal, state and local government service
- Foreign service
- Public affairs research analysis
Students also can prepare for the traditional fields of secondary and higher education and advanced study.