Political Science Degree Program
ABOUT POLITICAL SCIENCE
The political science program at Wingate is unique in that we are a teaching school. That means our faculty’s highest priority is having you participate in the best education for your career path.
Whether it’s Dr. Krajewska researching for a book on immigration, Dr. Ellis lending his expertise on a student project about Baltic revolutions, Dr. Kaufman giving a talk on Civic Education in a Fake News Era, or Dr. Wobig working with Wingate's award-winning Model UN program, our faculty members’ endeavors are all aimed at gaining in-depth, current knowledge in their focus areas. Of course, the ultimate goal behind all of this is providing you with an excellent political science education.
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
We want to see you succeed in the field, so we give you plenty of opportunities for real-life experience. As a political science major, you:
- Gain first-hand insight through internships.
- Get up close and personal with international governments via W’International study abroad programs.
- Have the chance to see international relationships in action in our Model U.N. program.
- Work with faculty on meaningful research projects with real-world implications.
The experience you gain from internships can set you up for success in government or non-profit agencies.
You could pair your major with a math minor and put your ability to crunch the numbers to work as a campaign consultant or in campaign management.
A fondness and aptitude for researching with faculty could lead you to become an educator at the high school or college level. Or you may find these skills translate naturally into a role as a historical archivist or researcher.
Are you a great communicator who loves to travel? Jobs for political science majors include diplomatic service and working as political correspondents.
Are you itching to make a change in the world? Activists, lobbyists and journalists benefit from having a political science background.
Regardless of where your specific interests lie, there’s a political science job out there for you. We’ll give you the experience and quality education you need to thrive in whichever career you choose.
Political Science majors at Wingate earn either a BS or BA degree. Students may also minor in political science.
THE FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLANS ARE STANDARD TEMPLATES FOR HOW A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED IN EIGHT (8) CONSECUTIVE FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS. THERE IS VARYING FLEXIBILITY IN THE EXACT COURSE SEQUENCE DEPENDING UPON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CIRCUMSTANCES, MAJOR CURRICULUM AND COURSE AVAILABILITY. STUDENTS SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR FACULTY ADVISOR FOR COURSE SEQUENCING, DEGREE PLANNING AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. STUDENTS ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEGREE PLANNING.
“When I reflect on my time at Wingate University, I am grateful for the friendships I built with professors and fellow students, particularly in the economics and political science departments. The Town of Wingate is a great place to learn about, contribute to, and thrive in community. I lived and worked on my grandfather’s nearby farm between classes, and I joined the Wingate Volunteer Fire Department during my sophomore year. I developed an intense cycle of studying, working on the farm, and responding to emergency calls. For those with open minds and hearts, Wingate University can open unimaginable new worlds of possibilities where faith, knowledge, and service meet.”
Ben Davis, 2015 Political Science grad
See how Davis has been serving his community.