Political Science is a preparatory program for those with aspirations of assuming leadership positions in the legal profession, politics, or community activism. The curriculum offers unique perspectives on problems of political violence, terrorism, genocide, and human rights abuses, and provides experiential learning opportunities to grapple with these problems in real-world contexts.
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What Makes Our Program Unique
Our program also explores the special relationships of women to law and government—as lawmakers, leaders, and policymakers.
What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University
Small class sizes and personal attention provide a climate for individualized learning while custom electives, internships, and study abroad opportunities allow you to focus the major to your own interests and goals.
One of the hallmarks of our rich educational environment is the opportunity to participate in research in your field of interest.
Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day provides the perfect forum to showcase your hard work with a formal research presentation to the Notre Dame community.
Our students have conducted research at a variety of institutions, including:
- Local and State Government Agencies
- Local, National, and International Non-Governmental Organizations
- United Nations
- Police and Law Enforcement Agencies
- Supreme Court
- National Security Agency
- State Department
Political Science Careers
- Public Service
- International Affairs
- Global Advocacy
- Humanitarian Assistance
- National Security
- Non-Profit Sector
- Think Tanks
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Academic Research
Internships & Employment
Gaining experience through an internship is highly encouraged. Our faculty will work with you to find an appropriate placement.
Our graduates are employed at organizations such as:
Notre Dame offers extensive opportunities to enrich your education and gain a global perspective through a study abroad experience.
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