Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Winthrop University Political Science Department. Political Science is the systematic study of politics and power in the US and around the globe. Do you want to understand how the Parliamentary systems and Presidential systems differ, or how Social Security functions, or what international treaties protect human rights? Political Science can help you understand these questions and more.
The award-winning Winthrop University Political Science Department faculty are a dynamic and talented group of teachers and scholars who enjoy exploring new ideas and sharing their passions with students and colleagues, and are recognized experts in their fields.
The Winthrop University Political Science major is flexible, which permits students to design personalized degree programs. In addition, the Political Science department has a number of affiliated programs that provide unique opportunities for further engagement and employment.
This web site is full of information we believe is helpful to prospective students, students considering changing to, or adding, Political Science as a field of study, and current students already pursuing programs in the discipline. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to on this site, please feel free to contact us.
Karen M. Kedrowski
Karen M. Kedrowski, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair