Undergraduate Programs

  • Political Science undergraduate students visit Representative Casperson's Lansing office to discuss legislation.

  • State Senator O'Brien listens to students, some of her district constituents, explain facts about a proposed legislation.

  • James Clift, Michigan Environmental Council, and Dr. Denise Keele, WMU professor, look on as students prepare to talk to MI legislators.

  • Representative Jon Hoadley welcomes student, and constituents, views on proposed legislation.

  • Representative Holly Hughes and students discuss proposed legislation.

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 with career interests in politics and government, business, education and law.



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Department Honors

Political science majors may add distinction to their undergraduate record by earning Department of Political Science honors.

Special programs

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.