Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Department of Political Science


  • Donate

 

 Follow Us:

 

 Political Science FacebookPolitical Science Twitter

 Political Science Instagram    Political Science Blog

Dr. Timothy Rich receives University Research/Creativity Award.Students took a camel-trek in the Sahara on Dr. Kiasatpour's Morocco study abroad program.Emma Shoaf (IA, ’16) Receives Rotary Global Scholarship to Study at University of SussexMPA Student Hannah Benward and Professor Shannon Vaughan participated on a panel at the 2017 Annual Meeting of SeCOPA in Hollywood Beach, FloridaPinning Ceremony held on 9/30/16 of WKU Distinguished Minority Fellowship recipients include two MPA students-- Ashleigh Barker and Gaines Brown pictured with Dr. Gordon

Dr. Timothy Rich receives University Research/Creativity Award.

Students took a camel-trek in the Sahara on Dr. Kiasatpour's Morocco study abroad program.

Emma Shoaf (IA, ’16) Receives Rotary Global Scholarship to Study at University of Sussex

MPA Student Hannah Benward and Professor Shannon Vaughan participated on a panel at the 2017 Annual Meeting of SeCOPA in Hollywood Beach, Florida

Pinning Ceremony held on 9/30/16 of WKU Distinguished Minority Fellowship recipients include two MPA students-- Ashleigh Barker and Gaines Brown pictured with Dr. Gordon

Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Western Kentucky University

Learn. Engage. Lead

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.

 

Undergraduate Programs:

Graduate Programs:

 

 

 

Pictorial History of the Department from WKU on Vimeo.

Safe Spaces at WKU


News and Events

Southeast Conference on Public Administration
Southeast Conference on Public Administration

Dr. Shannon Vaughan, Associate Professor and Hannah Benward, MPA Student, present at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration in Hollywood Beach, FL on October 6th, 2017.

Secretary of State Visits WKU
Secretary of State Visits WKU

Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Allison Lundergan Grimes, visited WKU on September 13th, 2017.

The Capacity and Constraints of Small MPA Programs: A Survey of Program Director...

Congratulations to Professor Victoria Gordon who had an article published in the Summer issue of the Journal of Public Affairs Education. The article explores challenges faced by small MPA programs.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 10/26/17