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Department of Political Science

Message from the Chair

Gibbs Knotts

Gibbs Knotts, Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Political Science. Whether you are interested in American campaigns and elections or international human rights, global climate change or criminal justice, foreign policy or urban planning, Chinese politics or the politics of Africa, intelligence gathering or health policy, local community groups or international development agencies, the Department of Political Science has the courses and extracurricular programming for you. The faculty and staff in our department are committed to your success, both as a student in Charleston and for your life after college.  Our department has a large and distinguished alumni network and you can see some of their profiles featured in The College Today below. Read more

Alumni Profiles

Michelle Bloom C'13 - White House Intern
Nicholas Glover C'05 - Business Expansion Leader
Caroline Horres C'12 - Political Risk Analyst
Michael Huberman C'10 - Development Coordinator for ESPN Films
Anna Meacham C'07 - Director of PR at J.McLaughlin
Matthew McClellan C'08 - Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
Lauren Swing C'11 - Congressional Deputy Chief of Staff


Senior Andrew Fink Gains Presidential Campaign Experience
Posted on 2 February 2016 | 1:57 pm
Senior political science major Andrew Fink has always wanted to work on a presidential campaign. This dream came true in August, when he secured an internship with the Marco Rubio presidential campaign as the Lowcountry Field Representative and Digital Coordinator for Outreach. Fink learned about the position while he was interning at the Heritage Foundation, […]
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CofC Students Win Big at Model U.N. Competition
Posted on 10 December 2015 | 7:15 pm
What’s one of the best ways to understand the world of international relations? Get involved in the Model United Nations. And that’s just what students from the College did recently when 10 of them participated as delegates at the Southern Regional Model UN conference in Atlanta in late November. It’s a testament to their passion […]
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