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Political Science, B.A., B.S.

Political Science is the study of politics in its many forms, including law-making and criminal justice, war and international conflicts, protest movements and revolutions, campaigns and elections, political ideas and ideologies, and human rights. Our courses provide the tools to understand these phenomena, and they also develop skills in research, analysis, writing, critical thinking, and speaking.

Intern in Washington DC

Students can intern for a semester in Washington DC.

Strong Political Science Alumni Network

GVSU's political science alumni network has a strong presence nationwide.

Michigan Job Growth

Political science opportunities are projected to grow 4% in Michigan by 2025.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Students can choose a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. A minor and a teachable minor are also available.

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Why Study Political Science at Grand Valley?

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