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 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
- 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.
Why Study Political Science?
Hannah R. Mazour (2008)
Peace Corps Volunteer
Koru, Ghana, West Africa
"I found that I was also able to challenge myself with the course work and my experience at FHSU was challenging" Read More
Mark Colwell (2006)
Congressman Jerry Moran
“I was sufficiently challenged and came away with a great worldview and the ability to compete on a global level.” Read More
In addition to maintaining an excellent GPA, Carolyn has been active in the American Democracy Project, the Student Government Association, and Panhellenics. Read More
Sarah Smith (2004, 2005)
Foreign Service Specialist
“The courses that I took at FHSU gave me the ultimate blend of academic and practical skills” Read More
Paul F. Litzke (2002)
Private Attorney & Stevens County Attorney
“I have to thank Dr. Buffington for introducing me to the world of Linux and Computational Physics. My experience with both has given me a big advantage” Read More
Matt Wood (2007)
College Station, TX
“I felt that I was prepared for law school as much as person can be” Read More