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Political science students gain analytic, communication and research skills by studying American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.
Visit gvsu.edu/polisci for more information.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.
A wide range of courses includes popular subjects like:
Graduates of the political science program may pursue careers in fields like:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
"The Grand Valley State University political science program offers intellectually stimulating courses, through which I garnered the research, writing, and communication skills needed to be competitive for graduate school and in the workforce. My experience interning in Washington, DC through GVSU's affiliation with The Washington Center provided me invaluable real-world policy experience that greatly informed my career."