Political Science


Studying Political Science at Gonzaga offers students a dynamic blend of classical liberal arts education and cutting edge social science.

The faculty aim to develop our students’ theoretical knowledge about politics and their ability to identify political values and make sound political judgments. They value the ability to write and speak coherently, logically and persuasively about politics. They also strive to cultivate public-spirited participation in civic affairs and to prepare Political Science students for careers in politics, the non-profit sector, legal professions and international affairs.

Gonzaga Political Science alumni have found many ways to make a difference in the world. Many serve as Peace Corps, Americorps, or Jesuit Volunteer Corps volunteers in the years immediately after graduation. Some go on to study and practice law or pursue advanced degrees in Political Science and related fields. Still others become diplomats or elected officials, or do campaign, legislative, policy, or advocacy work.

Many Political Science majors find majors or minors in International Studies, Environmental Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, excellent complements to their Political Science courses.

Please contact the department chair, Michael Treleaven, at treleaven@gonzaga.edu for more information.

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0053

Michael Treleaven
Chair and Associate Professor
Phone: (509) 313-6698