Political Science Major Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel Payment Procedure & Scholarship Information Study Abroad Options at RMC J-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term 2017 Study/Travel CoursesJ-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session Important DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) A political science major helps you develop the global perspective and critical thinking and analytical skills the future will demand. From Local to Global The political systems and ideas by which human societies seek to organize themselves are the focus of the political science major. From the basics of U.S. government to the complexities of issues such as foreign policy and terrorism, the political science curriculum brings together four unique but interrelated strands of study: American Politics, International Relations, Foreign and Comparative Politics, and Political Theory. Internships R-MC's convenient location near the state and national capitols allows students to participate in internships in the Virginia state legislature, the United Nations, or in government offices in Richmond or Washington, DC. Respected Faculty Political science faculty bring experience to the classroom: the department includes a former Peace Corps volunteer, the editor of two major texts in the study of terrorism and of homeland security, and a former U.S. Supreme Court and Congressional Fellow. Global Learning See the world through a different lens with study abroad at Wroxton College in England, the Sorbonne in France and the Irish College for the Humanities in Ireland. Graduate Studies and Careers Recent R-MC graduates have continued their studies at schools including Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, American University School of Public Affairs and University of Michigan Law School. And you'll find former R-MC students in fields such as foreign service and government, like Troy Lyons '05, currently a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate. Other graduates are pursuing careers in cryptology, finance, law, business, marketing, mass communications, urban affairs and defense. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?