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.


Events

10-Minute Resume Reviews with Employer Partners

December 2, 2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sign up to have your resume reviewed by an industry professional! This is your chance to get valuable feedback from experts in your field including tips on formatting, content, and how to translate...

Luis Avila: Frederik Meijer Lecture Series INT 100/201 APPROVED!

December 2, 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Luis Avila Partner, Varnum Law “The Ethics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” As current Chair of Varnum’s DEI Committee, Luis Avila has seen just how relevant this topic...

GVSU Laker Store: 20% Off Alumni Sale

December 5, 2022 All Day

Great Gifts for Grand Grads. Our annual Alumni Sale is here! Celebrate your academic achievements with 20% off all Alumni merchandise in-store and online December 5th - 10th, 2022. https://lakerstore.gvsu.edu/shop/promotions/alumni Need...

GVSU Arts Celebration--Holiday Concert: "And on Earth, Peace"

December 5, 2022 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Free concert. The past few years have presented many obstacles to peace: near and abroad; individually and corporately; of body, mind, and spirit.  Gerald Finzi, a 20th century composer, lived...

GVSU Laker Store: 20% Off Alumni Sale

December 6, 2022 All Day

Great Gifts for Grand Grads. Our annual Alumni Sale is here! Celebrate your academic achievements with 20% off all Alumni merchandise in-store and online December 5th - 10th, 2022. https://lakerstore.gvsu.edu/shop/promotions/alumni Need...

Virtual Info Session: International Fellowship Opportunities (CLS, CBYX, DAAD-RISE, AND MORE)

December 6, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Planning to study abroad on a GVSU-approved program? Interested in exploring competitive, prestigious summer institutes and other programs of support for international study? Seeking fellowships...

GVSU Laker Store: 20% Off Alumni Sale

December 7, 2022 All Day

Great Gifts for Grand Grads. Our annual Alumni Sale is here! Celebrate your academic achievements with 20% off all Alumni merchandise in-store and online December 5th - 10th, 2022. https://lakerstore.gvsu.edu/shop/promotions/alumni Need...

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News

Hauenstein Center and PLS Department Co-host Election Panel

Hauenstein Center and PLS Department Co-host Election Panel

A panel of experts will analyze the upcoming election.

Oct 19, 2022

Reuben Wins Scholarship to Attend the World Affairs Council National Conference

Reuben Wins Scholarship to Attend the World Affairs Council National Conference

Tristan Reuben wins scholarship to attend the National Conference of the World Affairs Conference in Washington, DC.

Oct 13, 2022

GVSU Students Attend the National Security Seminar in Washington, DC

GVSU Students Attend the National Security Seminar in Washington, DC

11 GVSU students spent one week in Washington studying US national security issues.

Sep 12, 2022

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Spotlights

Thomas Bell

Director of the Center for Educator Preparation and Director of the Urban Institute for Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Jacob Johnston

Jacob Johnston

Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana, Albania

Natalie Cleary

Natalie Cleary, Buyer for Meijer

Jeanine Anderson

Senior Legal Counsel at Equinix

Megan Koops Fisher

Community Outreach Program Manager for Ready for School

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