The political science major helps students understand the organization and functions of political systems, institutions, and processes in the United States and the global community. The department is committed to helping students become politically competent citizens in a world characterized by political, social, cultural, religious, and economic diversity.
Career choices and opportunities with a B.A. degree in political science are many and varied. The faculty gladly assist students as they consider career options. Westmont’s political science majors have pursued careers in law, teaching at all levels, management consulting, public relations, journalism, government administration, health and other social services, congressional staffing, foreign service, the military and police services, computer sales, Christian ministry, and missions.