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Department of Political Science

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

Three students from the Department were honored at the Potter College Awards banquet on Friday, April 11 at the Augenstein 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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2015 Founders' Fellow Selected
2015 Founders' Fellow Selected

ASPA is proud to announce its 2015 Class of Founders’ Fellows, including a member from the MPA program here at WKU.

WKU Political Science Alumni Spotlight

In the latest edition of the Potter College's magazine ​Arts & Letters​, multiple Political Science alumni were recognized for their career achievements.

MPA Student Receives Two Awards

Abdul Samad, a second year student in the MPA program at WKU, recently received both acceptance into the ASPA Founders' Fellowship program for 2015 and the Robert J. Wurster Scholarship from WKU.

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