Welcome to the Political Science Department

Update: Department Operations

The Political Science office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am - 3:30 pm for in-person services and support beginning Wednesday, September 15.  Remote support will also be available by email and phone. 

For general office inquiries and student advising, please contact department manager Erica Steele (Erica.Steele@wwu.edu); for phone assistance, call 360-650-3469.  Students wishing to declare the Political Science major/minor should go to declaration instructions and forms.

Click here for information about Western Washington University's COVID response and protocols for returning to campus in AY 2021-2022. 

We are excited to see you back on campus!

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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!