Welcome to the Department of Political Science
Encompassing politics, the criminal justice system, law, government, international relations and more, the field of political science brings together thinkers and leaders interested in improving lives and encouraging engaged citizenship.
At USD, our faculty are qualified and effective leaders who bring a wealth of experiences and insights to the classroom. This expertise and our small class sizes enable a rich learning environment for our students, who think creatively and work collaboratively as they strive to inform, educate and serve others. We are focused on connecting our students with real-world experiences like internships and study abroad opportunities that allow them to learn both inside and beyond the classroom. With these skills and experiences guiding them, our students go on to lead successful careers as legislative assistants, policy analysts, journalists, professors and social workers, among a wide range of other professions.
Join our community of learners, explorers and leaders.
If you are looking for a rewarding education built on personal and professional development, real-world experiences and personalized mentorship that prepare you to be an effective leader and thinker in our ever-changing world, the USD Department of Political Sciences is the place for you.