Department Chair: Jennifer Disney, Ph.D.

The Department of Political Science at Winthrop University is the social science discipline that devotes itself to the study of power and politics in the state, law, and society. This program is not like any other in the state, the region, or even the nation. The Political Science Department Affiliated Programs, Model United Nations, the Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research and the Winthrop Poll, and the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, not only allow for the development of real-world marketable skills and other unique academic experiences, but also make Winthrop stand out as a political science powerhouse.