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Your career starts with you, develops in the classroom, and continues in the field. Political science is excellent preparation for a wide variety of jobs and careers. Many classes feature debates, simulations and real-world problem solving. Our small class sizes enable you to develop the skills needed to advance in your career and/or graduate school:
We highly recommend internships for our students. Internships are available in Michigan and in DC through our affiliation with the Washington Center.
Political science is an excellent major for a wide range of graduate programs, including law school, business and public administration.
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The Political Science Department offers a wide range of courses in the General Education curriculum. Many students who are not political science majors find our General Education courses stimulating and provocative. Majors and minors are able to take these courses to simultaneously fulfill General Education and major/minor requirements.
Political science is a very popular major or minor for pre-law students (students who plan to attend law school). The Political Science Department has a pre-law faculty advisor. The Department offers a dual degree (BA or BA plus JD from MSU College of Law). For more information, visit the pre-law page.
March 14, 2018
PLS 339 Democracy and the Authoritarian Challenge: Tuesdays / Thursdays 4:00-5:15 p.m.
February 08, 2018
Professor John Constantelos was recognized with GVSU's Internationalization Award.
February 07, 2018
Professor Darren Walhof of GVSU's political science department talks on anti-discrimination laws and religious laws.
January 18, 2018
GVSU alumnus and mayor Erion Veliaj transforms Albania's capital city.
October 31, 2017
We were thrilled to welcome our Distinguished Alumnus-in-Residence, Tim Zeeb.
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