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Experiential Learning

Model Organization of American States

Each Spring Frostburg students spend the week in Washington DC participating in the Model OAS. Students receive course credit through POSC 435: Model Organization of American States.

"The Model Organization of American States (MOAS) is for students of the Hemisphere, designed to promote democratic values among the youth of the Hemisphere by familiarizing students, faculty and academic institutions of the Americas with the work of the OAS and its Member States, as well as with the Organization’s role as the premier political forum in the Hemisphere. The MOAS is a simulation exercise where,through role-playing, the students represent the diplomats and political officials of the Member States of the OAS and follow parliamentary proceedings to debate and approve resolutions dealing with current issues on the Inter-American agenda. The Model foster the development of leadership skills in youth such as negotiation, team-work and problem solving."

For more information:

For information about POSC 435 contact Dr. Andorfer:

Model United Nations

University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference

Each fall the International relations club leads a delegation of Frostburg State students to participate in the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC) held in Philadelphia. This past year, over 1,000 delegates from 80 top universities participated in the Model UN. Each year UPMUNC meets to debate current and enduring issues in international politics. This year, UPMUNC will be offering “committees such as a Historical General Assembly, the Union of the Mediterranean, Weimar Germany, the popular West Wing show, and the UN Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN SPIDER).”

UPMUNC is held in downtown Philadelphia at the Sheraton of Center City. Every year delegates enjoy the magnificent historic sights of the city as well as social events and the Philadelphia night life.

For information about Frostburg’s participation contact Dr. Steve Twing:

Model United Nations for High School students

Each spring FSU offers students from area high schools the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the UN Security Council. Students form delegations which represent countries from around the world and debate issues of war, peace, and international relations. The Model UN is run by Frostburg State University Students.


The Department of Political Science's Internship Program, established in 1971, was the first of its kind in Maryland. It provides students with the opportunity to augment their academic preparation with a guided work experience in an agency of local, state or national government or a related organization. In recent years student internship experiences have included service in the United States Congress, the Maryland General Assembly, local courts, public interest lobbying groups, and the U.S. Department of State. The program stresses the value of a full-time internship experience.


The political science internship program is designed to provide qualified junior or senior majors and other selected individuals with the opportunity to draw upon, expand, and test classroom learning in an organizational setting. The internship experience is closely related to the student's career plans and academic preparation. Through the experience the student observes the application of ideas and attains a level of understanding which cannot be achieved in the classroom.

Placement, Duration, and Academic Credit

Every effort is made to place students in a full-time or part-time assignment of their choice in accordance with their needs and goals. Students receive either 15 credits for a full-time or 9 credits for a part-time experience. Full-time interns are expected to work five days a week, normally for a period of time coinciding with the college's spring semester or summer term schedule of classes. Part-time interns are expected to work three days a week or the equivalent.


For More Information
Email Tim Magrath -; 301-687-4080.

Programs Offered by the Department


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Dr. Stephen Twing
Chair, Department of Political Science
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