College of Arts and Sciences

School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

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Undergraduate Studies

The school offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level.

Political science courses range from American politics, international politics, and political theory to public administration, constitutional law, and comparative government.

Philosophy courses include the history of philosophy, ethics, logic, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, Asian philosophies, metaphysics, and a series of courses in "applied" philosophy including, among others, biomedical ethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics.

Degrees & Options

Undergraduates may earn a bachelor of arts in political science or philosophy and choose from several options.

B.A. in Philosophy
B.A. in Political Science

A bachelor of arts in public affairs is also offered at the WSU Vancouver campus.

Minors are offered in ethics, philosophy, and political science.

Related Programs

B.A. in Humanities-Religious Studies

This degree is offered through the General Studies Program and is coordinated by Dr. Michael Myers and the Philosophy advisor, Laurie Heustis. A minor in religious studies is also offered.


Learning outcomes

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Contact Us

School of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs
Washington State University
801 Johnson Tower
PO Box 644880
Pullman, WA 99164-4880
Phone: 509-335-2544
Fax: 509-335-7990

Philosophy Advising

Laurie Heustis
Academic Advisor
Thompson Hall 203A

Political Science Advising

Teresa Woolverton
Academic Advisor
Johnson Tower 827


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