About the Program

Political science is the study of the institutions, behaviors, attitudes, opinions, and processes that shape our lives and determine who gets what, when, where, and how in society.

What is distinctive about studying political science at Sweet Briar?

  • Our program focuses on preparing graduates for leadership in their communities, workplaces, and the world.
  • We offer a wide range of courses, covering American politics, law, comparative political systems, foreign policy, international relations and political theory.
  • By combining academic rigor and real-world relevance, our graduates are prepared to create positive social change.
  • The program awards credit for off-campus internships in law, politics and public service.