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Do you want to change the world? Or maybe just make things better in your own hometown? If you want to take the lead wherever you are and may go, then it’s time to Go West and think about majoring in Political Science

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Political Scientists are some of the most versatile graduates in the career world, ranging from attorneys and city managers to lobbyists and not-for-profit directors, from professors to researchers, and from entrepreneurs to members of Congress.  

In Political Science, you’ll get the core skills employers are looking for:

  • Analysis and research
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Presentation and group skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership

Your career path is limited only by your imagination when you major in Political Science.  If you want to find out more about Political Science at the University of West Georgia, you’re in the right place.  See our expert mentor faculty, find out more about the courses and options you have when you Go West and Go Poli Sci, check out our extra-curricular organizations, and see your post-graduation options all on this website. 

When you’re a Political Science major, you know exactly what we mean when we say, “Go West. It Changes Everything.” 

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Our program is available in-person as well as fully online.

We're a top-twenty ranked online Bachelor's Degree in Political Science by

Murphy Center

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Murphy Center Distinguished Lecture Series

Did you miss the lectures? We recorded them!

Brian Robinson and Tharon Johnson


Fred Smith


U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss



Shawnzia Thomas

Degree in Public Administration

“Get into the Public Administration program because it deals with every aspect one may encounter in the public sector arena. If you can get into a job of a policy analyst, that would be a great place to start.”

- Shawnzia Thomas, Public Administration (Graduate)

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Chair: Dr. Paul Rutledge

Program Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Fleming

Office Manager: Jessica Thurber
Location: Pafford 240
 Phone: (678) 839-5199