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Robert C. Wigton
Professor of Political Science
Political Science Discipline Coordinator

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Political Science

Political Science

Study Abroad

According to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, Eckerd College sends a greater proportion of its students abroad than any other undergraduate institution in the US - some 123% of Eckerd students study abroad – that is to say, a lot of people are study abroad junkies and go more than once. Don't be left behind!

There are numerous opportunities available to Eckerd students to study abroad. The Office of International Education is extremely active in promoting and coordinating study abroad programs - many of which pertain directly to a degree in political science. For example, the Spring-into-Summer "United Nations in Geneva" trip sponsored by Professor William Felice offers a unique opportunity to examine the work of the affiliated agencies of the United Nations (UN) and the international community in Geneva, Switzerland.  Winter term provides an opportunity for students to go to New York and see the workings of the United Nations there. Many students take advantage of Eckerd's London Study Centre as a way to enhance their studies.

More information about these and other study abroad opportunities can be obtained on the International Education website, or by contacting the Office of International Education at internationaled@eckerd.edu.

Political Science Majors

Majoring in political science helps prepare students for careers such as law, teaching, government and non-governmental organizations, international organizations, think-tanks, journalism, business and further work in graduate school.

Pi Sigma Alpha

The following nine Political Science students have been accepted into the Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter of the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha:

Erica Diffee
Kathalene Farley
Samantha E. Fenwick
Ryan Jarrett
Ashley L. Silva
Alex J. Simpson
Elizabeth Tomaselli
Kevin A. Vine
Devon E. Williams