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.
September 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Water has transfixed the imagination and creative artistry of the human race since the earliest days on earth. To the ancient Greeks, water defined life and was seen as the essential element in the...
September 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies helps us celebrate Constitution Day by hosting Jeffrey Rosen, esteemed legal scholar and CEO of the National Constitution Center. Rosen will offer his...
October 15, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Come hear representatives from these organizations talk about job opportunities for new graduates. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6-7:30 pm Library Multipurpose Room https://www.gvsu.edu/clas/
October 15, 2019 6:30 PM
Pizza will be provided, and the event is Lib 101/201 approved. According to international law, it is a crime to enlist children under the age of 15 to serve as soldiers in war and yet hundreds...
October 16, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wed. 10/16/19: Career & Internship Fair, 1-5 p.m. Thur. 10/17/19: Next-Day Interviews (by employer invitation only), 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Career & Internship Fair is an excellent place...
September 17, 2019
Weekly Group Tutoring Sessions Available for PLS 102, 103, 105, and 211
September 09, 2019
Beyerlein and Mattler Named Batchelder Scholars for 2019-2020
September 09, 2019
Bretschneider and Mendez Win Malson Memorial Scholarship
August 19, 2019
Professors Teach at GVSU Partner University in Germany