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Student Opportunities

While at WKU, Political Science students have many oppurtuinies inside and outside the classroom to climb higher. Students in the Political Science Department have ample opportunities to participate in a variety of academic events, including mock trial, model United Nations, and the Center for Local Governments! For other student opportunities, check out the Registered Student Organizations Directory. 


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Mock Trial
For Majors & Non-Majors

Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures.

Join Mock Trial

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Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a work setting.

Our Internship Hub

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Pre-Law Association

Follow the WKU Pre-Law Association account to stay updated on events,opportunities,news, and more!.

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Study Abroad

Our programs allow for students to become familiar with the culture, society, politics and economies of other states.

Study Abroad

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Student Ambassadors

Represent the department at special events.

Contact the Department

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Student Research

While at WKU, we encourage our majors to participate in research. WKU offers many grant opportunities. Student should talk with their professors, advisors, or contact the department to learn more. 

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Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club meets other philosophy students, share their interests in philosophy, and discuss philosophical issues.

Join the Club

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Joint Undergraduate-Master’s Program

The Master of Public Administration Joint Undergraduate-Master’s Program (JUMP) offers highly qualified and motivated students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in an accelerated time frame. 

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Our students have also participated in YMCA Senate and Model United Nations.



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 Last Modified 12/13/22