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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.

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.


WKU College Youth in Government Student Visits Washington
WKU College Youth in Government Student Visits Washington

Sophomore Zach Jones represented the WKU College Youth in Government Program at the 1st annual Washington Legislative Advocacy Summit .

The Legend of Potter College Fall Festival

Join us October 22nd from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Colonnade for musical performances, food, and many other activities.

Politically Speaking Lecture Series Inaugural Lecture
Politically Speaking Lecture Series Inaugural Lecture

Join Dr. Edward Yager for the first in a series of many lectures by professors in the Political Science Department.

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