Political Science Program (Major, minor)
Department overview • History (M.,
m.) • Political science (M., m.) •
International relations (m.) •
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What is the Political Science Program?
The mission of the Political Science Program is to seek to understand the
basis of power in society, how that power is organized and exercised, and its
impact on people’s lives. The department seeks to help its students engage in
critical analysis of society and power structures.
Why study political science at Saint Martin's?
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.
For a complete list of program goals, objectives and outcomes, please
our undergraduate political science outcomes website.
What can I do with this major?
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. English goes with everything!
For a complete list of professional applications,
visit whatcanidowiththismajor.com. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our
What is required?
- 27 semester hours of upper-division courses in political science
- Nine credits of history (six of which must be upper division).
- No more than six semester hours of credit in internships may be applied toward requirements for a political science major
- 12 semester hours of upper-division courses in political science
- Six semester hours of upper-division courses in history
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a
complete breakdown of
political science requirements.
All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's
general education requirements.
Research / internship opportunities
Student internships opportunities are available within:
- Washington State Legislature
- Washington State Historical Society
- Simpson Timber Archive
Related fields of study
History (M., m.) | Communication Studies (M., m.) |
Social Justice (m.) | Criminal Justice (M., m.) |
Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (M., m.) | Community Services (M.) |
Psychology (M., m.)