Department of Political Science: Welcome!

The mission of the Department of Political Science is to promote scholarship and responsible citizenship among students at West Chester University. We provide a comprehensive curriculum that exposes students to the principal subfields of the discipline and encourages critical analysis and communication skills. The department prepares students for careers in government/public service, law, teaching, business and international affairs and admission to various advanced degree programs. Through internship programs, service learning, simulations, and other curricular and co-curricular activities, the Department offers students experience in politics, government and law. Actively involved in research, teaching and applied scholarship, the political science faculty serves as mentors to students seeking academic challenge and civic involvement in an environment that values diversity.

Review the programs we offer and contact us today to discover how the Department of Political Science at West Chester University can be a part of your future.

Thank you for your interest!


Undergraduate Programs

  • Government and Politics
  • International Affairs
  • Certificate in Social Studies Education
  • Political Science
  • Law, Politics, and Society
  • Global Studies

Contact us

Department of Political Science
College of Sciences & Mathematics
725 S Church Street | 318 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2743


Courses by Political Science (complete list)
Department Policies & Requirements
Graduate Placement
Scholarship & Award Recipients
Photos & Departmental Life
Civic Engagement Leadership Ambassadors (CELA)
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, WCU Chapter

News & Events

Departmental scholarships for 2021 have been announced. Click to see the recipients

Student Placement: Maeve King (graduating senior) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Uruguay in 2022. Congratulations Maeve! Well done.

Student Placement: Sarah Hennan (graduating senior) has selected University of Illinois John Marshall Law School for her graduate studies. Sarah has had multiple offers to choose from. Congratulations! Well done.

Student Placement: Drake Pew has selected to attend Baylor Law School starting in May 2021. Congratulations! Well done. 

Student Publication: Ethan Braglio, Factor Analysis of Rust Belt and Southern Senate Elections, Ramifications vol 2, no 1, 2020

CELAs (Civic Engagement Leadership Ambassadors) have been appointed for academic year 2020-2021 (read about them here)

In Memory of Dr. Frauke Schnell

Department of Political Science Mourns the Passing of Frauke Schnell

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