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. 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. An 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.
Students wishing to complete an internship for academic credit must contact the department's internship coordinator prior to the start of the internship in order to receive approval for course credit. Students may not first complete an internship and then seek credit after the experience is over.
For more information on internships, please contact:
Dr. John McTague, Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Office: CLA 3229
Office telephone: 410-704-3644