Political Science

Political Science

As a political science major, you will develop an awareness of the modern world in its many historical and political dimensions. You’ll learn to view other people and cultures objectively as you develop your writing, research, and critical thinking skills.

Read about how this major will prepare you for a strong career.

Students majoring in political science with a pre-law concentration take courses in political science as well as in elective areas including accounting, business, communications, criminology, English, social work among other fields.

"Through the Political Science major, I learned the value of my voice." - Jordan Capps Myrick, '16, Project Manager, Almac Clinical Services

A political science major can prepare you for a wide variety of career options including:

  • politics
  • lobbying
  • law
  • teaching
  • and more.
Jennifer Garcia

At Meredith, Jennifer Garcia, ’19, has worked toward her longtime aspiration to become an attorney, and each of her experiences has built toward this goal.

Ann Cox

International studies major, Meredith Votes participant, and president of the History and Politics Club Ann Cox, ’18, said her love of politics was encouraged at Meredith.

Cristy Villalobos

Participating in student government early on at Meredith sparked an interest in politics for Cristy Villalobos, ’17.

Student Resources

Organizations for political science majors include The History and Politics Club, which sponsors a variety of events on and off campus, ranging from a trip to Washington, D.C. to movie nights and guest speakers on current topics and issues.

Contact Information
Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, and International Studies Department
214 Lux Hall
(919) 760-8089