Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University offers a standard major and minor in political science as well as concentrations in American public policy, public law, international and comparative politics and secondary education.


These majors appeal to students in the Department of Political Science with career interests in politics and government, business, education and law.


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Many political science students are in the Lee Honors College or the Department of Political Science honors program. Students regularly participate in special programs such as:

Undergraduate research

Find out about getting credit for undertaking a research project and on campus funding for student research projects.

Establishing a portfolio

A portfolio can demonstrate competency in your field and reflect your skills and experiences.

Textbooks for political science courses

Required and optional textbooks for upcoming political sciences courses are listed in course offerings and at the WMU Bookstore.