Political Science Major and Minor

The Political Science program provides a broad education in the field and is particularly strong in local, state, national, and international politics.


To serve students through teaching and mentoring, serve society through research, public outreach and activities, and serve the
university through collegial participation in all aspects of the community.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key concepts in politics and public service.
  2. Apply analytical and theoretical approaches to political problems.
  3. Demonstrate political and bureaucratic expertise through research, public outreach, advocacy, and leadership.
For information about the Political Science major, review the WOU Catalog and 4-year plan

For information about the Political Science minor, review the WOU Catalog and 4-year plan

For information about the General Education requirements, information is available at https://wou.edu/gened/
Sharyne Ryals, Administrative Assistant

Division of Social Sciences 

503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu Location: BELL 231