Western Kentucky University

Department of Political Science

Students visited the Ngorongoro crater while learning about political science in Tanzania

KIIS 2013 Study Abroad in Tanzania

Three students from the Department were honored at the Potter College Awards banquet on Friday, April 11 at the Augusterin Alumni Center.

From left to right: Dr. Saundra Ardrey, Major Stephen S. Trotter, Vannessa Allbright, Paige Settles, Dean Lee

Students attending the 2013 presidential inauguration with Dr. Ardrey

Political Science students visited the Koutoubia in Marrakech, Morocco with Dr. Kiasatpour

The Department of Political Science now offers the International Affairs major.

Camron Kiasatpour, son of Dr. Kiasatpour, visits Isfahan, Iran to celebrate the Iranian New Year

All attendees of the "welcome dinner" hosted by the WKU MPA program.

Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Western Kentucky University

"Enter to Learn...Depart to Serve"

Great Opportunities Await You in the WKU Department of Political Science!

The Political Science Department graduates the third highest number of political science/government majors in the state, and is listed in the top twenty of all WKU majors. Political Science majors are some of the brightest and most dynamic students on campus. They gain experience in the international arena through their participation in the model U.N. conferences and study abroad, and are active in mock trial national competitions. Students in our department also intern for congressmen at the state and national level, giving them experience in the political field before they graduate. The Department strives to prepare our students for their choice of post-graduate options, including graduate school, professional school, or the job market.

 Visit our courses page to learn more about the requirements for our different majors and minors offered within the department.

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Five Political Science Students receive Critical Language Scholarship
Five Political Science Students receive Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

WKU Political Science Graduate hired by Americans for Prosperity
WKU Political Science Graduate hired by Americans for Prosperity

Julia Bright Crigler, a 2011 graduate of WKU was recently hired as the Kentucky state director for Americans for Prosperity.

WKU Political Science Graduate joins Nashville Law Firm
WKU Political Science Graduate joins Nashville Law Firm

Political Science graduate, Catie Lane Bailey (Class of 2007), is the new Senior Policy Advisor for Miller and Martin Law Firm in Nashville, TN.

 Last Modified 3/27/14