JMU Major: Political Science
Washington Semester Program allows students to spend a semester living and working in Washington, D.C. while earning credit towards their degree. The Political Science department also hosts a non-partisan club for students interested in public affairs.
The department takes pride in preparing them to think critically and analytically and to communicate their ideas well. Graduates go on to careers in law, government, non-profit organizations, campaigns, policy analysis and with private firms affected by government policy. A dedicated faculty includes specialists in elections, media and politics, public policy, international security, international law, peace studies, political philosophy, U.S. governmental institutions, and major geographic regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East).
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Political Science major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should complete a "Change or Declaration of Major" form and obtain the signature of the department head in Miller Hall, room 2120.
Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.