Programs Offered

The GVSU Political Science Department:

  • Offers a major (BA or BS), a minor and a teachable minor in Political Science.
  • Offers a dual degree: BA or BS in Political Science and a JD from Michigan State University School of Law.
  • Is the home department for the interdisciplinary International Relations major (BA) and minor. 

Major and Minor Requirements

Advising Resources

Spotlights

Reginald Oates

Reginald Oates

Program Evaluator for Government-funded Programs

Tyler Nickerson

Tyler Nickerson

Advocating for Affordable Housing

Erin (Meteer) Hendges

Erin (Meteer) Hendges

Campaign Fundraiser Founds Consulting Firm

Nick Girimont

Nick Girimont

1L at MSU College of Law

Thomas Bell

Thomas Bell

Higher Education Consultant

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News

Zac Thiel Wins PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

Zac Thiel Wins PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

April 14, 2016

Zac Thiel's paper, "Exploring the Causes of Inequality in Developed Countries" has been selected as the Outstanding Paper written in 2015.

Spring/Summer Courses 2016

Spring/Summer Courses 2016

March 16, 2016

Check out the courses offered for this Spring and Summer!

Professor King Answers: GOP Strategy & Democratic Turnout Rates

Professor King Answers: GOP Strategy & Democratic Turnout Rates

February 23, 2016

Professor King answers looming questions about the GOP strategy and Democratic turnout rates.

The Heir Apparent Presidency

The Heir Apparent Presidency

February 22, 2016

The Political Science Department is pleased to announce the publication of Professor Donald Zinman's book: The Heir Apparent Presidency

Professor Erika King Evaluates Primary Results

Professor Erika King Evaluates Primary Results

February 11, 2016

In an interview, Political Science professor Erika King discusses the New Hampshire primary results

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