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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 Joseph Quisol Attends Arctic Council Meeting
Posted on 13 November 2015 | 6:30 pm
Political science and international studies double major Joseph Quisol participated in the Senior Arctic Council Officials Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska in October. The Arctic Council is an international forum for setting environmental and social policies within a region undergoing rapid change, including changes in climate and capitalist development. Although only the eight Arctic nations cast […]
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Alumni Spotlight with Randy Lowell
Posted on 12 November 2015 | 6:23 pm
Randy Lowell graduated from the College of Charleston as a political science major in 1995. Since then, Mr. Lowell has enjoyed a successful legal career and he currently serves on the College of Charleston’s Board of Trustees. Education and Work History After graduating from the College of Charleston, Mr. Lowell earned his J.D. and M.P.A. […]
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