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School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs Undergraduate

Undergraduate Studies

PPPA offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level.

Philosophy courses include the history of philosophy, ethics, logic, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, Asian philosophies, metaphysics, and a series of courses in “applied” philosophy including, among others, biomedical ethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics.

Political science courses range from American politics, international politics, and political theory to public administration, constitutional law, and comparative government.

Both philosophy and political science offer a pre-law designation for their bachelor degrees.

Degrees & Options

Undergraduates may earn a bachelor of arts in political science or philosophy and choose from several options.

B.A. in Philosophy
  • General Philosophy
  • Pre-law¬†
B.A. in Political Science
  • General political science
  • Pre-law
  • Global politics

A bachelor of arts in public affairs is also offered at the WSU Vancouver campus.

Minors are offered in ethics, philosophy and political science.

Political Science Advising

Teresa Woolverton

Academic Advisor
Johnson Tower 827
Email: twool@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-1291

Philosophy Advising

(and all PPPA minors)

Diane Scott

Academic Advisor
Johnson Tower 801
Email: scottdj@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-2545

Schedule of Classes

Political Science and Philosophy Careers:

Government service.
Public policy.
Regional planning.
Political aide.
Legal researcher.
Consumer advocacy.
Attorney.
FBI Agent.
Communications.
Records manager.
Government relations.
Federal government.
Business.
Journalism.
Campaign worker.
Nonprofit administration.
Consultant.
CIA Agent.
Medical Ethics.
Local government.
Judicial clerk.
Labor Organizer.
Teaching & education.
Political commentator.
Publishing.
Diplomacy.
Paralegal.
Lobbyist.
News researcher.
Intelligence specialist.
Analyst.
Researcher.
Public relations.
Federal intelligence.

Our graduates have taken positions at universities, research institutes, and government agencies.