Grand Valley Political Science Department
Welcome to the GVSU Political Science department!
Our lives are affected by politics every day, and political events are happening all around us. Political Science is the study of politics in its many forms, including protest movements and revolutions, law-making and criminal justice, war and international conflicts, human rights violations and efforts to stop them, campaigns and elections in the U.S. and around the world, and competing political ideas and ideologies.
Our courses provide the tools to analyze and understand all of these things and more, and they also help students develop skills in research, analysis, writing, and speaking that are necessary for success in a variety of professions. Our graduates work in nonprofit organizations, international affairs, business, education, advocacy groups, and in local, state, and national government.
The GVSU Political Science Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science. We also host an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.
June 08, 2020
Pattison Wins Political Science and International Relations Outstanding Paper Award, Student Summer Scholars Grant
May 29, 2020
Michigan Townships Association Robinson Scholarship available to students seeking a career in local government
April 25, 2020
The Political Science faculty heartily congratulates all of our graduating Political Science majors.