Political Science

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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. The department provides faculty mentoring through academic advisement as well as through career counseling and exposing our students to practical political experience.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Careers and Internships

Graduates of the Political Science program at W&J have gone on to hold positions including federal judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, state supreme court justice, and Fulbright scholar.

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Political Science Faculty

Buba Misawa

Political Science Department Chair

Buba Misawa, Ph.D.

Buba Misawa, Ph.D is a professor of Political Science and is the Chair of the Department of Political Science. He is also the Director of International Studies at Washington & Jefferson College.


Political Science Department Events

W&J Public Policy Movie Night

Crip Camp poster
April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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