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Whether you want to be a lawyer or a judge, a city manager or a state legislator, a school board member or a US Senator, a foreign diplomat or the head of a non-profit agency, studying political science will provide you with the knowledge and the skills you need to be successful. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science prepares you to continue your study in a graduate or professional program or find an exciting career in the field of your choice.We believe that the combination of theory and practice best prepares you for the legal or political world. That’s why your program of study grounds you in political philosophy while building your research skills, and why it provides you with a solid foundation in political science while allowing you to focus in detail on a specialized area of emphasis. As a student, you will couple your classroom knowledge with real-world internships and hands-on experience to get the complete picture of both theory and practice. You will leave FHSU understanding politics from the local to the global arena, ready to tackle complex issues in today's society.As you look around our Web site you will find information about our curriculum — our core courses as well as the concentrations available. You will also find information about our people – our faculty, staff, students and alumni. You’ll see what our clubs and organizations are doing. You’ll see how our faculty, students and graduates are making a difference in the world.If you have questions or comments about our program, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you are interested in a degree in Political Science, we encourage you to visit our department and the campus to see for yourself why FHSU is the place to be.
What can you do with a Political Science Degree from Fort Hays State University?
You can serve your state!
Congratulations to Sen. Terry Bruce (FHSU Political Science 1997, Kansas Senate District 34)
and congratulations to Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady (FHSU Political Science 2005, Kansas House District 110)
Congratulations Dr. Eric Heinze (POLS '99)
FHSU Young Alumni Award Winner 2012
Eric is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He is the author of "Waging Humanitarian War: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention," is editor of "Justice, Sustainability, and Security: Global Ethics for the 21st Century," and is co-editor of "Ethics, Authority and War: Non-State Actors and the Just War Tradition". He is also the author of more than 25 scholarly articles and book chapters. In 2007 he was a member of a young American scholars delegation to the Republic of China. In 2009 he was a faculty fellow for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Tel Aviv, Israel. And in 2011 he received the University of Oklahoma's Gary B. Cohen Distinguished Faculty Award. We are proud of Eric's accomplishments and congratulate him on winning this year's Young Alumni Award!
FHSU's Department of Political Science congratulates Political Science major Braden Dreiling, Hays Sophomore, for receiving the first Dr. Edward H. Hammond Scholarship, a $2,500 award made possible by FHSU's Half Century Club to honor President Hammond for his 25 years of service to FHSU. Congratulations Braden!
25th anniversary gift from Half Century Club honors Hammond's commitment to students
International Relations/Comparative Politics
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