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Welcome to the Political Science Department

Department publishes new annual newsletter

Political Science is proud to announce the publication of our new annual newsletter where we share stories of faculty, staff, students and alumni.  Get all the news here!

UPDATE: Coronavirus Impact on Department Operations

In keeping with guidelines related to university operations and the coronavirus, AY 2020-2021 and Summer 2021 classes will be offered online.  Faculty are available by email and through CANVAS.

The Political Science office is closed for in person services and support.  We are working remotely Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:00 pm and are available to assist you by email and phone.  For general office inquiries and student advising and support, please contact department manager Erica Steele ( or interim program coordinator Nicole Miller (; for phone assistance, call (360) 650-3469.  Students wishing to declare the Political Science major/minor should go to for declaration instructions and forms.

For more information about Western Washington University’s coronavirus response, please visit:  Students facing economic hardship during this time can learn more about COVID-19 student assistance (food, housing, technology) here:  The Counseling Center is also available for remote services and can be reached by phone at (360-650-3164).

Be well!


Why Political Science?

A Political Science degree will prepare you for a host of careers both domestic and international. Students with a Political Science Major go on to law school, graduate school, or directly into their profession with government or business. See our list of career ideas for Political Science Majors.

We offer curricula leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as interdisciplinary curricula leading to combined Undergraduate degrees. Our comprehensive program of instruction covers four traditional areas of the discipline: American Politics and Public Policy, Political Theory, International Relations, and Comparative Politics.  File More details here.

Please visit the Political Science Department office on the fourth floor of Arntzen Hall, email or call us at 360-650-3469 if you have questions or would like to set up an advising appointment.  Or visit us on FaceBook!


Political Science Department
Western Washington University
Arntzen Hall 415, MS 9082

516 High St
Bellingham, WA  98225-9082
Phone: (360) 650-3469
Fax:  (360) 650-2800