Political Science Program
As a political science major at the University of Mary Washington, you’re positioned for politics – in Fredericksburg, halfway between the capital cities of Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. You’ll transform classroom knowledge into professional accomplishment at the local, state or national level and graduate ready to help shape a complex world.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Political Science Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 211
Knowledge Rate: 82%
Career Outcome Rate: 87%
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Where do our alumni land?
- Bipartisan Policy Center
- Virginia Department of Elections
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Lockheed Martin
- Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning
- Gemini 3 Group
- Democratic Party of Virginia
- Spanberger for Congress
- Roger Williams University Law School
- Johns Hopkins
- George Mason University
- Drexel University
- Georgetown University
- William & Mary Law School
- St. John’s University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
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