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Political Science Department


The study of the art and science of politics examines human behavior within the context of governmental structures of power. The major in Political Science provides knowledge about governmental systems in general, which can be specialized to American government and politics, or international affairs. McDaniel's proximity to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore provides amazing options for student internship and career opportunities.

Jasmin Chavez '19

Meet an Alum Class of 2019: Jasmin Chavez Get to Know a Green Terror

Jasmin Chavez '19 brought a League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) chapter to McDaniel and says it has been one of the most transformative experiences of her life. Having the opportunity to empower council members so that they can serve as advocates in their respective communities has transformed the way she views leadership.

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Dr. Christianna N. Leahy

Department Chair

Phone: 410-857-2414

Office: Hill Hall 317