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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.

News in Brief

  • From The Volante to CNN

    Political science and history alum Tom Kludt shares how he landed a job at a top news corporation.

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  • USD students visited the Romanovs’ Winter (the Hermitage) and Summer (Peterhof) palaces in and around the old imperial capital of St. Petersburg. They also got to visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral, home of the fourth largest cupola dome in the world (and to climb to the top of it)...