Department of Political Science
The University of Arizona
Social Sciences Building, 315
PO Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721-0027
Phone: (520) 621-7600|
Fax: (520) 621-5051
POL Course Descriptions
The Department of Political Science
is in the College of Social and Behavioral
Degrees, Majors, Minors, and Options:
Graduate Degree -- consult the
Graduate Catalog or
department office for details.
Major and Degrees -- undergraduate degrees link to the
Degree/Academic Program Requirements Reports (APRRs).
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Political Science (B.A.,
The undergraduate program requires a minor.
Students may select any minor from among the list of approved University minors.
Minors available within the department are:
The Department of Political Science offers courses on the philosophies,
processes, organizations, methods, and policies of government and related
political institutions. These courses focus on government and politics
in the United States and foreign countries and also on how governments of
different nations relate to one another. Political science instruction
is useful for pursuing careers in government, politics, law, business,
education, journalism, and the media.
The department is divided into six substantive areas or fields of
study. Undergraduate majors must take courses from five of these six
- American Political Institutions
- Political Behavior
- Law and Public Policy
- Political Theory
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
For more information contact the department office listed above.