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Emphases in Political Science

A major in political science provides students with the tools necessary to engage as citizens in an increasingly global, interdependent and diverse world.

The program stresses critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills that are beneficial in any profession.

The WSU Political Science department offers various emphases: public policy, public service, public law, international and political theory.

Students interested in law school can focus on the public law and legal studies courses in the American politics category, whereas students seeking careers in development work or foreign service might take courses in comparative politics and international relations.

The public service emphasis of the American politics category is ideal for students interested in civic engagement and public policy.