Political Science Opportunities & Resources

Activities and Student Involvement

North Carolina Student Legislature – For the last ten plus years Campbell has often received the “Best Small School Delegation” award at the annual session of the North Carolina Student Legislature. Our delegations have also won accolades for Best Bill and Best Speaker in the House of Representatives.

Mock Trials Team – The Mock Trials Team has competed successfully at the University of Maryland, Furman University (South Carolina), Hamline University (Minnesota), Howard University, Eastern Kentucky University, College of Charleston (2006 Champions), University of South Carolina-Upstate, and Stetson University Law School (Florida). We have also held regional Mock Trials tournaments at Campbell.

The Model United Nations – This group has competed in New York City.

Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences Honor Society) – Our Pi Gamma Mu chapter has won grants as well as national recognition for the strength of its programs, and we have chapters of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), and Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society).

Other Student Groups and Opportunities:

  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Student Government
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Other Resources

Although the History, Criminal Justice and Political Science Department annually enrolls over three hundred majors, our students receive a great deal of individual attention. Advisors do more than sign forms; they meet with each of their advisees for half-hour sessions in both the fall and spring semesters, as well as during posted office hours. A student’s advisor will often be his or her teacher as well; some advisors will intentionally place incoming freshman advisees in their classes so that they can monitor the latter’s progress.


Internships are not required. The department’s internships, which are open to all its majors, constitute one of its special features. With the state capital, several county seats, and many small towns within an hour drive of the campus, interns continue their studies at Campbell while working for one of a wide variety of public officials or governmental bodies including city managers, county commissioners, district attorneys, state senators, and more. Many students complete summer internship in places as a law office near their hometown, a state museum or historic site, or in the Washington office of a member of Congress.

For those wishing to spend a semester outside North Carolina, Campbell’s Washington-based American Studies Program offers four months in our nation’s capital. During that period interns take four seminar courses stressing various aspects of domestic and foreign policy and gain first-hand experience of Government by working as an aide to a member of Congress, doing research in a think tank (e.g., Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Heritage Foundation), or serving in one of the agencies of the federal government.