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Student Resources

Department of Political Science


The support of the Herd is always behind you.

You need what you need when you need it. We get that, which is why we offer loads of resources for every stage of your academic journey.

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There for you.

Advisors keep you on track to graduate, and they’re also a great resource for things like creating class schedules, giving you insider info about campus, and getting you the help you need. 


Because affordability matters.

Who doesn’t like free money? Well, you’re leaving a lot on the table if you don’t check out the various scholarships that are available. See what you may qualify for today.

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The support you need.


Your education is not a singular pursuit, and we recognize that. You’ll have plenty of support from the Mastodon community.

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Prelaw Program

Begin your law education at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Many lawyers find themselves majoring in political science before seeking admission to law school. It makes sense. What you learn from studying political science translates very well to law studies. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in law, you’ll want to get in touch with Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider, associate professor and campus prelaw advisor.

Our political science graduates have gone on to many prestigious law schools, including the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, the College of William & Mary, the University of Michigan, Duquesne University, George Washington University, Indiana University, and Case Western Reserve University. Where do you see yourself going?