Welcome to the Department of Political Science

The Political Science Department at CWU is a vibrant academic community where curiosity meets passion and ideas inspire action.

About Political Science Department

We offer an intellectual space for students to explore the world of politics and government. Our courses will challenge you to think critically and thoughtfully about the world around you. Regardless of your background, your perspective, or your career aspirations, you have a place at CWU.

Student Information

Information for students within the Political Science department.

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Resources and Documents

A collection of resources and documents for the Political Science department.

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About section for the Political Science department.

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See what your classmates have been up to!

Stories and information about past alumni.

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Transfer Student Guide

Guide for prospective transfer students.

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Faculty Links

Faculty links for the Political Science department.

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Why Study Political Science at CWU?

Our department is home to experienced faculty in international relations, public policy, political theory, and comparative politics.

Beyond the classroom, we offer a variety of opportunities for practical learning. From internships and research projects to study abroad programs and civic engagement initiatives, you are encouraged to apply your theory to real-world contexts.

Degree Options

From positions spanning local, state, and federal government to legal and journalism fields, you will find no shortage of job opportunities.


Minors and Certificates

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the CWU Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising.


Internship Opportunities

Our department will support you in finding an internship. There are so many available in our subject area. Many students have created lasting relationships with private and public sector industries through internships. Check out Internship Opportunities.

See Where You Lead

Our Alumni have graduated CWU and gone on to do amazing work. See where your future could lead—check out our Alumni News.

Questions? Contact Us

Department of Political Science

Farrell Hall 409

Department Chair: Todd.Schaefer@cwu.edu

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