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 Teamwhich 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.

An internationally competitive Model United Nations Program that includes funded participation in the annual National Model United Nations held in New York City each Spring semester. Members of the WVU Model U.N. club also participate in conferences as near as Washington, D.C. and as far away as Quito, Ecuador.