In addition to its academic curriculum, the department
offers opportunities providing a broad range of related experiences.
Classes travel to Annapolis and Washington, D.C. to observe first-hand
the political workings of government. The annual Earle T. Hawkins
Symposium on International Affairs brings to campus noted scholars to
lecture on topics of contemporary relevance. Political Science majors
are given the opportunity to edit the
Towson Journal of International Affairs,
one of the few undergraduate academic journals in the United States.
Hawkins Symposium on International Affairs
integral part of the Political Science curriculum is the opportunity for
students to participate in an internship in their junior or senior year.
Students are placed in all branches of government and at all levels of
government. Placements with the Maryland General Assembly or a member of
Congress are most common.