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Western Kentucky University

Department of Political Science

President of WKU hosts picnic, September 2014. Pictured are four international students enrolled in the MPA program.

Members of the Pre-Law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta are sworn in.

WKU Youth in Government

Zach Jones, WIlliam Berry, Austin Hatfield and Jody Dahmer represented the WKU College Youth in Government chapter at the 2nd Annual Washington Legislative Advocacy Summit (WLAS) hosted by the National YMCA College Youth In Government Program.

Members of the new Pre-Law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta stand with their seal.

Congratulations to Jody Dahmer on being awarded a State Department Internship!

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

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.


Jay Todd Richey Represents WKU at the Chris Steven's Virtual Exchange Forum

JayTodd Richey was invited to speak at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, before a host of high level dignitaries regarding virtual exchange at the Chris Steven’s Virtual Exchange Forum.

Study Abroad Opportunity in South Africa
Study Abroad Opportunity in South Africa

This summer 2016 from June 6th til June 30th, join Dr. Saundra Ardrey in studying the challenges this developing nation faces as it struggles to overcome the vestiges of apartheid and strives to create a better life for all its citizens.

Dajana Crockett, MPA student, volunteers at Project Affect on September 9, 2015
Dajana Crockett, MPA student, volunteers at Project Affect on September 9, 2015

WKU volunteerism fair offers students community engagement

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