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Opportunities for Experience

Honors Study

Studying for honors is one way political science majors gain experience in research and the opportunity to study a topic in depth.

Recent paper topics have included campaign finance reform, analyzed school voucher programs, studied congressional action on civil rights legislation, and researched recent U.S. Supreme Court actions on the Free Exercise of Religion clause of the First Amendment.

Model UN/EU Team

In recent years, our student delegations to the Model United Nations and Model European Union have consistently been honored among the top delegations.


Many students put classroom learning into practice by participating in internships. Recent political science majors have experienced government at work during internships in the congressional offices of representatives Goodlatte, Archer, and Tauscher or while working with social service agencies such as the Lynchburg Neighborhood Development Foundation or the Juvenile and Domestic Court Services.

Study Abroad and Special Research

Opportunities for study elsewhere, such as in the Washington Semester Programs at the American University in Washington, D.C., as well as study-abroad programs, are available. In addition, many Randolph College students participate in summer research projects.

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