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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.

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Contact Information
Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, & International Studies Department
214 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8089
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A political science major can prepare you for a wide variety of career options including:

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

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Strong Story - Caitlyn Grimes

As an on-campus leader, Caitlyn Grimes, ’18, has taken advantage of all that Meredith College has to offer, including studying abroad three times, and landing internships that have grown her passion for advocacy work.

Strong Story | Caitlyn Grimes

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Jennifer Garcia

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

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

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.

More details about political science organizations

History & Political Science Club members at an event in D.C.

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