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Your career starts with you, develops in the classroom, and continues in the field. Political science is excellent preparation for a wide variety of jobs and careers. Many classes feature debates, simulations and real-world problem solving. Our small class sizes enable you to develop the skills needed to advance in your career and/or graduate school:
We highly recommend internships for our students. Internships are available in Michigan and in DC through our affiliation with the Washington Center.
Political science is an excellent major for a wide range of graduate programs, including law school, business and public administration.
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Meet our faculty
Contact information, fields of specialization, and faculty profiles.
The Political Science Department offers a wide range of courses in the General Education curriculum. Many students who are not political science majors find our General Education courses stimulating and provocative. Majors and minors are able to take these courses to simultaneously fulfill General Education and major/minor requirements.
Political science is a very popular major or minor for pre-law students (students who plan to attend law school). The Political Science Department has a pre-law faculty advisor. The Department offers a dual degree (BA or BA plus JD from MSU College of Law). For more information, visit the pre-law page.
March 28, 2015
Offered this fall semester, Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30-5:45 p.m.
March 28, 2015
Offered winter semester 2016, Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:30-2:45 p.m.
March 19, 2015
Chelsea Kendziorski's paper, "The Politics of Exclusion in Georgia and Moldova," has been selected as the Outstanding Paper written in 2014.
February 19, 2015
The Lanthorn recently published an article about internship opportunities at the Washington Center
February 18, 2015
GVSU Student Senate supports developing a Human Rights minor.
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