Political Science

The Political Science major prepares students for successful careers in political science-related fields, including academia, government, law, or international affairs. Students also master a specific core of discipline-based knowledge and an understanding of their civic responsibilities in a global community.

Courses range from Principles of Government; Public Policy; and The Legislative Process to politics of foreign countries; Women and Politics; and Environmental Policy. The department provides faculty mentoring, not only through academic advising but also through career counseling and exposing our students to practical political experience.

The Political Science major is associated with the Department of Political Science. A major requires 10 courses and one capstone experience in the form of a directed independent study, a field experience, or a 400-level seminar. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


James Benze
James G. Benze, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Joseph DiSarro
Joseph DiSarro, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Political Science
Zheya Gai
Zheya Gai, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science; Director of International Studies

Buba Misawa, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science