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

Megan Koops Fisher Spotlight

Megan Koops Fisher

Community Outreach Program Manager for Ready for School

Reginald Oates Spotlight

Reginald Oates

Program Evaluator for Government-funded Programs

Joe Gordon Spotlight

Joe Gordon

Product Technician at Sydex Computing Systems

James Meernik Spotlight

James Meernik

Political Science Professor

Shaun Brodie Spotlight

Shaun Brodie

Shaun Brodie, Senior Staff Attorney for the Benefits Review Board at the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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News

Political Science Department Named Outstanding GVSU Department

Political Science Department Named Outstanding GVSU Department

Political Science Department Awarded 2022 Outstanding GVSU Department by the Office of Student Life

May 9, 2022

Koczak Wins 2022 Outstanding Paper Award

Koczak Wins 2022 Outstanding Paper Award

Katherine Koczak wins the 2022 Outstanding Paper Award in Political Science and International Relations

Apr 20, 2022

Huisman Wins PLS Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

Huisman Wins PLS Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

Kyle Huisman wins the 2022 Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award for Political Science

Apr 20, 2022

Petragallo Wins IR Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

Petragallo Wins IR Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

Haley Petragallo wins the 2022 Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award for International Relations

Apr 20, 2022

PLS Major Wins University Award

PLS Major Wins University Award

Senior Autumn Mueller has been named a 2022 Seykora Award winner.

Apr 15, 2022

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Events

The British Awards (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes) Information Session: Fellowships for Graduate Study

May 25, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study...

Is Graduate School Right for Me?

May 26, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You’ll learn practical tips on how to prepare for grad school, how to enhance your grad application and profile, and, hopefully, answer the question is graduate school right for me. Whether...

Fall Deadline Fellowships: Scoville, PPIA Summer Seminar, CLS, JET, DAAD, CBYX

June 1, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Many door-opening opportunities have fall deadlines - for a sample of these, join us as we explore fellowships for undergraduates and for alumni that have fall deadlines. You'll want to be working...

Graduate Fellowships for Foreign Service Information Session: Payne, Rangel, Pickering

June 2, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency...

The British Awards (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes) Information Session: Fellowships for Graduate Study

June 8, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study...

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