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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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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.
November 15, 2016
Two professors will give a lecture as though it is the last one they will ever give.
November 01, 2016
Political Science Department faculty member Michelle Miller-Adams visited Washington, DC, on October 24-26 in her capacity as an expert on place-based scholarship programs.
October 10, 2016
Professors Diven and Constantelos attend the European Conference of Political Research conference in Prague.
October 10, 2016
GVSU 2011 IR graduate Kelly McCurdy is working on the Clinton campaign in Pennsylvania.