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School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs B.A. in Political Science

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Political science students acquire a knowledge of political institutions and processes, public policies, political behavior, and have strong research and analytical skills that may provide foundations for careers in government service, public policy, regional planning, law, and politics.

Political Science focuses on the uses and consequences of public authority in the allocation of societal resources. Faculty focus on problem-driven research that confronts both traditional and emerging challenges throughout the world.

General Option

The general option provides a varied and flexible program that includes American politics, comparative and international politics, policy and public administration, and a wide range of elective courses in political science.

Pre-law Option

This option is designed to prepare students for law school and eventual careers in law. The curriculum reflects recommendations of the Association of American Law Schools.

Global Politics Option

The global politics option emphasizes comparative and international politics and includes an “international experience,” which can be fulfilled through study abroad, an international internship, or a minor in a foreign language or global studies.

Political Science Advising

Teresa Woolverton
Academic Advisor
Johnson Tower 827
509-335-1291
twool@wsu.edu


Learning Goals for B.A. in Political Science