Wingate University announces new political science major

Wingate University students will have an opportunity to major in Political Science
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University has announced a new political science major to be offered beginning August 2013. Responding to the demands of the community and the interests of students, the University introduces this new initiative.

"This has been three years in the making, and I am happy both the administration and faculty believe in and support political science,” Dr. Joseph Ellis, assistant professor of political science said. “This will be an enriching major for students interested in public service, non-governmental work, the legal profession or education. Dr. Magdalena Krajewska and I are thrilled about the future of political science at Wingate."

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 20 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to