Washington Semester

The Washington Semester program allows TLU students to enroll in a unique, 16-semester-hour curriculum at the American University in Washington, D.C. The curriculum, depending on the program, involves research, seminars, lectures, and on-site meetings with national decision makers, journalists, and others involved in reporting or making national policy. An internship in an appropriate office, agency, or organization is included. 

The programs are open to students, regardless of major, who meet the following criteria: have at least junior standing; have completed POLS 231 with a grade of C or better; have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75; and have taken the basic courses in political science, economics, or communications studies

Filled with weekly seminars from high-profile politicians and requiring at least two days of internship each week at a politically affiliated office, the Washington Semester is an opportunity rich with hands-on experience. Former students have interned at places such as the Pentagon, organizations within the National Press Building, NBC and the Peace Corps Headquarters Press Office.

The quantifiable result is prepared in the form of a research project that takes advantage of the vast resources available in Washington and often includes interviews that can only be done in that city.

Contact Us 

Dr. Germaine Walsh
Political Science Professor; Department Chair

Office: Langner Hall
Phone: 830-372-6074
Email: gwalsh@tlu.edu

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