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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.



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In the News

Left to Right: Nhu Nguyen, Jessica Lada, Morgan Sutter, Bayle Sandy, and Max Gosch

Political Science major Bayle Sandy was among 5 WSU students selected to present at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol March 1. State lawmakers and members of the public were invited to visit the Capitol Rotunda to view the students’ presentations. View more

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I applied for the Rudd Scholarship because I am a first-generation student. Affording college on my own was an immense challenge. View more

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Professor Emeritus Mel Kahn had an unconventional way of teaching political science; he would dress up as the historical figure he was lecturing about. View more.

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Paige studied for four months in Tokyo Japan.  She was there for cherry blossom season!  Her credits transferred back to count toward her major. View video.

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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.

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The merger of a nonprofit project and local history is a perfect fit for Wichita State University junior Kian Williams. View more.

Additional Programs of interest:

Political Science Minor   International Studies Major      

  Global Competency Certificate  Latin American and LatinX Studies Certificate