The Department of Political Science offers rich non-traditional learning experiences to its majors and other students in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. These include regular offerings in the following activities. 

A nationally-ranked WVU  Debate Team,  which is housed in the Political Science Department and directed by Samantha Godbey . The team travels widely throughout the United States and, each Spring, hosts the John A. Jacobsohn Memorial Mountaineer Classic Debate Tournament.

Numerous  Study Abroad  opportunities offer through WVU, including several specifically designed for Political Science majors in the Pre-Law and Legal Studies track and in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and National Security tracks.

A variety of  Internship opportunities at the state, national, and international level with internship offerings in Charleston, Washington, D.C., and London, United Kingdom and also service-learning opportunities in locales ranging from Morgantown to Tanzania and Bolivia.