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Department of Political Science

Welcome to the Political Science program at West Virginia State University. We are proud to boast three unique aspects to our program, namely our highly qualified faculty, our proximity to the State Capital – the polestar of state and local government, and our student-centered approach to baccalaureate education.

Our program complements WVSU’s institutional Mission and Vision Statements: “…to meet the economic development needs of the region through innovative teaching and applied research.” The department embodies the land-grant institution mission statement; it builds upon the University’s overarching emphases on public and community service. We are a program of “lifelong learners,” that develop “human capacities for integrity, compassion, and citizenship.”  Moreover, our program enables its graduates to reach into their communities with a new skills-set that enhances their ability to enrich those communities and those persons inhabiting them.

News

West Virginia State University Students' Work to be Featured at Undergraduate Research Day  
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – Three WVSU political science students, Richard Anderson, Jordyn Reed and Derek Taylor, were selected to participate Thursday. The title of their group project is “Going Negative: Immigration Rhetoric in Congressional Hearings,” ...

West Virginia State University Inaugural Issue of "STATE" Magazine 
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – We invite you to read about our Political Science student Richard Anderson and his prestigious fellowship at the West Virginia State Legislature...

West Virginia State University Commencement set for Saturday, May 11
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – More than 260  students will graduate from West Virginia State University (WVSU) on Saturday, May 11, during two commencement ceremonies to be held on the school&rsquo...

Law Enforcement Expert and State Senator to Discuss Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
4/23/2013 - INSTITUTE, W.Va. – An expert in law enforcement and military affairs will be leading a discussion of posttraumatic stress disorder beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at West Virginia...

West Virginia State University Day at the Capitol set for March 19
3/13/2013 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state capitol building will be swarmed by hundreds of Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, March 19, for West Virginia State University Day. Both the House of Delegates and the...

WVSU to Host U.S. Department of Education Roundtable
1/25/2013 - INSTITUTE, W.Va. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. will join in a roundtable discussion conducted by the U.S. Department of Education Office of...

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