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Department of Political Science
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 355
Phone: 785-628-4425
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The Department of Political Science

In Political Science at Fort Hays State University, we study American and international politics, law and policy. We combine theoretical coursework, hands-on practice and real world experience to help you build an unmatched network of skills that prepares you for law school, graduate school, or the career or your choice.

Political Science Programs

On-Campus Programs in Political Science

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Master of Liberal Studies
  • Certificates in Political Science
  • Minor in Political Science

Department Advisory Board

B.J. Reed
Tamera Schlegel
Travis Rickford
Chelsey Gillogly Ladd
Ernestor De La Rosa
Janis Lee

Online Programs in Political Science


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

ranked #1 nationally in 2016

by Best Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (ranked #11 nationally in 2014 by Social Science Careers)
  • Master of Liberal Studies (Public Administration concentration ranked #2 nationally in 2013 by
  • Master of Professional Studies
  • Certificates in Political Science
  • Minor in Political Science

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Political Science at FHSU: Forward thinking. World ready.

Our curriculum allows you room to customize your program to align with your interests. You'll build a network of skills that will prepare you to effect change and succeed in many careers. You'll hone skills like:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creative reasoning
  • Leadership
  • Interacting with diverse populations
  • Awareness of local and global issues
  • Conceptualizing and marketing ideas
  • The ability to understand the viewpoints of people from other cultures and perspectives
  • A superior ability to state your views, verbally and in writing

FHSU Political Science students' interests go beyond 'politics as usual;' they're also passionate about the political spectrum that lies between and beyond red and blue. They're interested in law school, non-profit work and think tanks. They want to take the lead in activism, blog about politics or manage an international business.

But even though our graduates may move on to diverse, fulfilling careers, they start with one thing in common: Our students want to change the world, whether it's on the other side of the globe or in our own back yard. If that sounds like you, we invite you to learn more about our programs in Political Science.

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