Why GVSU Political Science?
Thank you for your interest in the GVSU Department of Political Science. Whether you are considering a major, minor or taking one of our courses for your General Education requirements, our professors are dedicated to your education and development.
- Our courses are taught by professors, not graduate students.
- The department is staffed with PhDs from top graduate programs.
- Our sole focus is undergraduate education.
- Multiple professors have won awards for their teaching.
- Professors are published experts in their subfields.
Small class sizes enable skill development:
- Critical thinking
- Data analysis
- Digital literacy
- Oral communication
- Many classes feature debates, simulations and real-world problem solving.
- Study abroad through Padnos International Center.
- Majors choose from a wide range of courses.
- Choice of BA (language) or BS (statistics and research methods).
- 36 credit, flexible major enables students to pursue double major if they prefer.
- Minor options include general political science and a teachable minor for education students.
- For students looking to take 1 or 2 courses, we offer many options for General Education.
- Internships available locally, in Lansing, and throughout the state
- Internships available in Washington DC through our affiliation with the Washington Center
- Faculty work closely with Career Services and students on internships and career advising
Many career options:
- Campaigns & elections
- Criminal justice
- International affairs
- Public administration and policy
Political science is a suitable major for many graduate programs:
- Criminal justice
- International relations
- Law (Pre-law information)
- Political science
- Public administration
- Public Policy
- Earn a dual degree in political science and law through LEAP. Earn a BA or BS from GVSU political science and a JD from Michigan State University College of Law.
Page last modified March 9, 2013