Washington Semester Program

The Baylor in Washington Semester Program provides students with a unique experiential learning and professional development opportunity. Through internship service, academic rigor, and thoughtful research, Semester Program students will enjoy and profit from this unique opportunity to experience Washington, D.C. in community with other Baylor students.

Capitol/Pat Neff

Program Structure

The Internship

PSC 3692 - Baylor in Washington Semester Internship

  • Each Semester Program student will work in an internship in Washington, D.C. within the field of their choice. The program structure allows students to work nearly full-time in their internship, which increases their chances of securing some of the most competitive internships.
  • 6 credit hours: Students will earn 6 hours of course credit for their internship during their time in Washington, D.C. At present, most students will earn this credit with PSC 3692, but other options exist for students in need of credit elsewhere (ex. Business, Journalism/News, Public Relations, etc.). Please contact Mollie Moore (Mollie_Moore1@baylor.edu) with any questions.

The Course

PSC 3339 - Law and Religion in the United States

  • This team-taught course will examine the role of law and religion in civil society through examination of select areas of currently relevant public policy. There will be a special focus on the collaboration between government and non-government entities working collaboratively to seek solutions that contribute to the public good.
  • This course will be offered each semester and is only offered as part of the Baylor in Washington Semester Program and will feature many experts who live and work in Washington.

The Research

PSC 4390 - Baylor in Washington Research Project

  • Each Semester Program student will complete an independent research project on a topic of their choice during their time in Washington, for which they will earn 3 credit hours through PSC 4390. Not only will students have access to Washington's wealth of resources to aid in their work, but upon completion of the project, each student will have produced a high-quality writing sample to be used for future applications to law school, graduate school, or for employment.
  • Students who must complete an undergraduate thesis may earn thesis credit for research completed in this program.