Welcome to the Political Science Department

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!


Political Science Department
Western Washington University
Arntzen Hall 415, MS 9082

516 High St
Bellingham, WA  98225-9082
Phone: (360) 650-3469
Fax:  (360) 650-2800

Email: politicalscience@wwu.edu







  • Michael Caster, Political Science Alum
  • Jesse Moore, Receipient of the 2017 WWU Young Alumnus Award
  • Katherine Moore, Political Science Alum
  • WWU Legislative Interns, 2015
  • Anne Walden-Newman, Political Science Alum
  • Professor Vernon Johnson with Students on the Faculty-Led Study Abroad program in South Africa
  • Eric Schmidt, Political Science and Social Studies Alum
  • Owen Hauck, Political Science Alum
  • Students Presenting at the 2015 PSA Conference
  • Danyal Lotfi-Chahardeh, Political Science Alum
  • Alanna Imbach, Political Science Alum
  • Alum Alexis Defuro at his Internship with the African Union Peace and Security Department in Ethiopia