Programs Offered

The GVSU Political Science Department:

  • Offers a major (BA or BS), a minor and a teachable minor in Political Science.
  • Offers a dual degree: BA or BS in Political Science and a JD from Michigan State University School of Law.
  • Is the home department for the interdisciplinary International Relations major (BA) and minor. 

Major and Minor Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Advising Resources

Spotlights

Kirsten Zeiter

Selected as UN Delegate

Ryan Meyer

Advocacy Manager for HealthHIV and Manager for the National Coalition for LGBT Health

Emily Brown

Master's Student Working for State Department

Thomas Bell

Higher Education Consultant

Richard Damstra

Foreign Service Office, U.S. Department of State

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News

Professors Teach at GVSU Partner University in Germany

August 19, 2019

Professors Teach at GVSU Partner University in Germany

GVSU Students Participate in the National Security Seminar

August 14, 2019

GVSU Students Participate in the National Security Seminar

Professor Gasim Provides Expert Analysis of Developments in Yemen

July 29, 2019

Dr. Gamal Gasim, Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies, has been quoted and interviewed in multiple news outlets recently about the UAE's announcement of a troop reduction in Yemen

Greendyk and Pattison win PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

May 01, 2019

Two papers were selected as the Outstanding Papers written in 2018

Hartline and Zomer Honored at Student Awards Convocation

April 11, 2019

Hartline and Zomer Honored at Student Awards Convocation

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Events

Study Abroad FIRST STEP Meeting

August 28, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in studying abroad? Attend a Study Abroad First Step Meeting! These information sessions go over all the basics of study abroad including how to pick a program, funding, academic information...

Political Science and International Relations Internship Information Meeting

August 28, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

With… Professor Polly Diven, Director of International Relations Professor Donald Zinman, Coordinator, Political Science Internships Internship available locally and in Washington,...

Study Abroad FIRST STEP Meeting

September 4, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in studying abroad? Attend a Study Abroad First Step Meeting! These information sessions go over all the basics of study abroad including how to pick a program, funding, academic information...

Study Abroad FIRST STEP Meeting

September 11, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in studying abroad? Attend a Study Abroad First Step Meeting! These information sessions go over all the basics of study abroad including how to pick a program, funding, academic information...

Study Abroad Open House + ICE CREAM social

September 13, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thinking about studying abroad? Join the Padnos International Center for an ice cream social and open house! You can start browsing study abroad programs and learn about scholarship opportunities! Ice...

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