Political Science Research
Wabash political science majors produce original research in the required Senior Seminar (PSC 497), in independent study classes, and while working with individual faculty on their research projects. In recent years they have examined:
- whether democratic nations are more peaceful toward other nations than nondemocratic nations,
- the extent to which election-day voter registration or the elimination of voter registration increases voter turnout in elections,
- the effects of gerrymandering on the competitiveness of elections for the Indiana state legislature,
- changes in political opinions and candidate evaluations after the 2000 Presidential election, and
- the phenomenon of Hispanic migration to Crawfordsville and Mongtomery County.
While we do not usually award course credit for internships alone, we do encourage and assist students interested in internships.
Photo Above: Wabash students witnessed a protest by angry dockworkers in Strasbourg during an immersion trip for Politics of the European Union.
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- ASIAN STUDIES (MINOR)
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (MINOR)
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE