The Department of Political Science offers nationally prominent programs that allow students to choose degrees spanning multiple areas while focusing on specific areas of study.
With a degree in political science, criminal justice or international studies, you can have a career in multiple areas of society. As part of the Department of Political Science, you will:
- Be mentored by an experienced faculty member
- Be challenged in the classroom
- Receive real-world experience through study abroad opportunities and internships
- Have opportunities to attend seminars, lectures and conferences
Whether you envision yourself arguing in a courtroom, leading the charge on a campaign trail or exploring the world around you, you will find what you are looking for in the Department of Political Science.
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News in Brief
VERMILLION, S.D. – David Earnest, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, discussed the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the upcoming election and the politics of COVID-19 on the podcast, Credit Hour.
VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Political Science League (PSL) will host a public forum with the candidates for South Dakota Attorney General in the Muenster University Center Ballroom A on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.