The Department of Political Science and International Affairs at UMW is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.
- Two majors: Political Science and International Affairs.
- A minor in Security and Conflict Studies.
- A wide range of courses with concentrations in all major areas of political science and international affairs.
- A highly accomplished, established, and professional faculty that are always willing to help students.
- A student body whose graduates have compiled an impressive record of professional achievement.
- A location between two centers of political power — Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia — that is ideal for politically-minded students to pursue internships, independent study projects, and professional opportunities.
These factors help make the department one of the most vibrant at Mary Washington — or at any other institution of higher learning.