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Contact Information:

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
Email: psadvice@u.arizona.edu
Web: External Link Department Homepage

General Information:

POL  Course Descriptions

Faculty Members

The Department of Political Science is in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Degrees, Majors, Minors, and Options:

Baccalaureate Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Graduate Degree -- consult the Graduate Catalog or department office for details.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Major and Degrees -- undergraduate degrees link to the Degree/Academic Program Requirements Reports (APRRs).
  • Political Science (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Undergraduate Minor

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 areas: 

  1. American Political Institutions
  2. Political Behavior
  3. Law and Public Policy
  4. Political Theory
  5. Comparative Politics
  6. International Relations

For more information contact the department office listed above.


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