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Applied Learning in Political Science

Political Science prepares students for careers in many fields through applied learning opportunities.   

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Career Paths for Political Science Majors

There are many different opportunities for Political Science Majors after graduation including: going to graduate school or law school, entering public service, working for a non-profit organization, corporation, or think tank, teaching K-12, and many others. Consider applying to graduate school.


Meet our department members

Dr. Neal Allen

Associate Professor

(316) 978-7133

Dr. Brian Amos

Assistant Professor

(316) 978-3408

Dr. Doris Chang

Professor of Political Science

(316) 978-7169

Dr. Michael Hall

Associate Professor

(316) 978-7138

Dr. Alexandra Middlewood

Department Chair, Model UN Advisor

(316) 978-3404

Dr. Carolyn Shaw

Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator

(316) 978-7130

RaeLynn Jordan

Administrative Specialist

(316) 978-3165

In the News

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Kansas was the first state to vote on abortion rights following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Three years ago, the Kansas Supreme Court found that the state’s constitution guarantees the right to an abortion. Read More.


Kansas has followed national trends of democratic backsliding. In particular, the disintegration of home rule, a partisan supermajority in the state legislature, lack of competitive electoral districts, and challenges to ballot accessibility are of greatest concern to democracy in the Free State.  Read More.

Mayor Brandon Whipple

Dr. Whipple received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Wichita State and was elected mayor of Wichita in 2019.  View more.

Additional Programs of interest:

Political Science Minor   International Studies Major      

  Global Competency Certificate  Latin American and LatinX Studies Certificate