Department of Political Science

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Department of Political Science


Our faculty publishes leading-edge research in a wide variety of fields.  We prepare students to understand domestic and international affairs. Our areas of focus include national security and foreign policy, legal studies, environmental affairs, world politics and policy, global development, and international business.


Robert “Robbie” Werth

Werth Gift Increases Testing Capacity for Students with Disabilities

Compassionate, loyal, and dedicated, Robert “Robbie” Werth has devoted his professional career to equalizing opportunity.

Now Werth — who earned his political science degree in 1974 and his MBA in 1981, both from Virginia Tech — has expanded on his interest in accessibility and equal rights for people with disabilities with a generous gift to Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities to expand its testing center in Lavery Hall. View more Political Science stories.