Political Science

A political science degree from Rollins College can lead to a range of exciting careers, from law and banking to politics and nonprofits.


Study the ways our everyday lives are shaped by politics. A degree in political science enables you to become conscious of the forces that give meaning and shape to our condition while furthering your understanding of change and whether it is beneficial for society.

Pursue a traditional political science major or immerse yourself in one of five concentrations:

•    Poverty, inequality, and development
•    Democracy and democratization
•    Law, society, and ideology
•    Political institutions and policy
•    Globalization

You also have the opportunity to participate in non-traditional classroom learning experiences, which can include a Washington semester program at American University.

Major and Minor Requirements

Visit the Rollins catalogue to access the major and minor map


Department of Political Science
Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences
1000 Holt Ave. – 2762
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
T. 407.646.2158
F. 407.646.2363
Department of Political Science website
Meet Political Science Faculty & Staff

Upcoming Events

Conference on Contemporary Perspectives on Politics and Religion

The Department of Political Science at Rollins College and Baylor University are sponsoring a conference on religion and politics on January 30, 2015. Learn More