Sep 26, 2023  
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog 
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog

Political Science Minor

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Department of Political Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

25 credits in political science courses



Why Consider a Political Science Minor?

Many others who are not majors take political science courses as an essential part of their liberal arts education. Further, students with a Political Science Major or Minor can go on to law school, graduate school in international business, international relations, public policy and teaching. In sum, political science complements a number of other majors across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and professional degrees, and can enrich inquiry into the problems of sustainability, cultural diversity, and internationalization.

 Contact Information

Political Science Department Chair
Amir Abedi
Arntzen Hall 415

Administrative Services Manager
Erica Steele
Arntzen Hall 415

Program Coordinator
Jessie Tanksley
Arntzen Hall 415

 Sample Careers

The Political Science minor can complement other areas of study and prepare you for a host of careers, both domestic and international such as NGOs, government agencies, and business

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Instructions and forms to declare the Major/Minor can be found at Declaring the Major or Minor | Political Science | Western Washington University. Students are welcome to contact the department for assistance.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


 Note: PLSC 101 does not count toward minor.

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