About Political Science

A degree in political science leads to a wide range of rewarding careers. Employers value people who can adapt and solve problems, who have excellent written and oral communication skills, who are able to understand and use quantitative data, and who can think critically and creatively. Classes in political science stress the development and exercise of exactly these kinds of skills.

The Political Science major features two optional tracks:

Political Science: American Politics Track      Political Science: International Affairs Track

Political Science Minor


Our Students & Alumni


Where Our Students Go

Our graduates attend the best law schools and graduate programs in the country including Northwestern, Georgetown, Brown, and Vanderbilt.

Our alumni work in both the public and private sectors, including:

  • law
  • international organizations
  • media
  • academia & secondary education
  • government & diplomacy
  • business & non-profits
  • administration & human resources

Internships in Washington, D.C.

Drury University is affiliated with the Washington Center and the Institute for Experiential Learning which are private, nonprofit organizations providing semester and summer internships for students. Both programs offer many work opportunities in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area or a limited number of opportunities for study abroad (London, Oxford, Sydney and Quebec City).

Internships at The Washington Center


Take Your Education Abroad

The Drury Study Abroad program offers both short and long term international study opportunities. In the past, political science students have studied abroad in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and Italy. In summer 2017, Drs. Jeff VanDenBerg and Shelley Wolbrink will be taking students to Rome. Students will complete two classes over the month-long program. 

Group experiences include site visits such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the
Vatican museum, the Colosseum, and the Italian Parliament.

View Study Abroad Opportunities