Department of Political Science
West Chester University
205 Ruby Jones Hall
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 the 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.