Political Science Department
We are glad that you have taken the time to explore Presbyterian College and its Political Science program.
We are a diverse and active department that encourages students to – not only study politics and government – but also to engage it. Our courses offer students an opportunity to develop skills to become more engaged citizens and to be successful in their professions. With these experiences, our students go on to a variety of careers, including law, government service, political advocacy and education, among others.
You can take a wide range of courses in political science at PC that specialize in American politics, public policy, comparative politics, international relations, or political theory. In class, you and your fellow students will engage in rigorous discussions, simulate court trials and presidential debates, or even practice speech-writing. You’ll have the opportunity to work individually with professors on their research (or yours!).
Our faculty will bring politics and government up close to you. PC students worked in the New Hampshire presidential primaries in both 2000 and 2008, and students engaged in get-out-the-vote activities in Florida in 2004. PC students and alumni worked on both sides of the 2012 elections as website managers, campaign coordinators, and staffers.
And, of course, you’ll find groups like the Political Science Club, Young Democrats, College Republicans, and the South Carolina Student Legislature. Honor societies such as Pi Sigma Alpha also recognize superior work of students in the classroom and beyond.
If we can answer any questions regarding Political Science at Presbyterian College, please feel free to contact me at 864.833.8447 or contact one of the faculty listed under the “Faculty” tab on the left-hand side of our website.
Dr. Booker T. Ingram, Department Chair