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Political Science

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Students in the political science major have many opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, gaining invaluable experience and building their resumes:

Washington Semester

Students may study in their junior year at the American University Washington Semester Program. Two scholarships per year are available. (15 credits) If you are interested or have any questions contact Ms. Mary McHugh at:

Model United Nations

Merrimack Model United Nations is a student-run organization, based out of Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. We are dedicated to the expansion of knowledge of international politics amongst the MC Community through panel-style debates, the Harvard Model United Nations Conference and the Northeastern Regional Model Arab League. Model UN at Merrimack is a rapidly expanding club, gaining popularity through our involvement in area conferences and our panel debates on relevant topics of international concern. Delegations from over 50 colleges meet for a four-day conference to discuss world issues. If you are interested or have any questions contact Dr. Bilev at

Junior Year/Semester Abroad

Students may apply to one of several university programs.

John F. Kennedy Library

Students may attend a number of special events at the Library, including biennial conferences on important events in American politics.