Welcome to the Political Science Department

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Welcome to the Political Science Department!

PLSC Office Hours

You can reach us at politicalscience@wwu.edu; for phone assistance, call 360-650-3469.  

Students wishing to declare the Political Science major/minor or needing advising support should contact Program Coordinator Jessie Tanksley at paynej9@wwu.edu.  You can also find great information about programs and opportunities under this website's “Students” section.

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Why Political Science?

A Political Science degree will prepare you for a host of careers both domestic and international. Students with a Political Science Major go on to law school, graduate school, or directly into their profession with government or business. See our list of career ideas for Political Science Majors.

We offer curricula leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as interdisciplinary curricula leading to combined Undergraduate degrees. Our comprehensive program of instruction covers four traditional areas of the discipline: American Politics and Public Policy, Political Theory, International Relations, and Comparative Politics.

Please visit the Political Science Department office on the fourth floor of Arntzen Hall, email or call us at 360-650-3469 if you have questions or would like to set up an advising appointment. Or visit us on Facebook or Instagram!