An innovative curriculum taught by professors with real-world experience in law, government, political campaigns and media, allows students an experience no other North Carolina school can offer.
Focusing on governmental organizations and public policy, a Political Science major can qualify you for a career in business, law, consulting, public service, journalism, urban planning or government relations, among other fields. The curriculum focuses on the development of skills such as analyzing data, written and oral communication and effective decision-making.
A hallmark of the program is the Raleigh Experience, an innovative new program putting WPU students in the middle of the exciting world of North Carolina politics. Students spend their final semester of college working in four different full-time internships in the heart of the state capital, gaining valuable experience and building an important professional network.
Several opportunities exist for WPU students interested in government service, along with a desire to study contemporary issues, people and their behavior and the law. Students can work in city management and urban planning, international organizations, non-profit institutions and organizations. Political science majors develop skills such as analyzing data, written and oral communication and effective decision-making.
Recent internships include:
- North Carolina Republican Party
- North Carolina Democratic Party
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- Guardian ad Litem, NC
- District Attorney’s Office
- North Carolina General Assembly
- Urban Ministries, NC
- Boyce & Boyce law firm
- Tarlton & McEnery law firm
Recent employment by political science majors:
- Wages and Hours Investigator, United States Department of Labor
- Coordinator, United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Disability Determination Specialist, Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services
- Aide, North Carolina Republican Party
Recent graduate school acceptances:
- UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
- New England School of Law
- East Carolina University, Public Administration
- Campbell University School of Law
- Thomas Cooley School of Law
- North Carolina Central University School of Law
- Stetson School of Law