The Department of Political Science is the academic home to over 350 undergraduate students on the Norman campus. The department offers three majors: Political Science, Political Science: Elections and Campaign Management, and Public Affairs & Administration. Students that choose political science can take courses in American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, international relations or political theory. The Elections and Campaign Management concentration provides a concentrated education in campaigns and voter behavior. Students that choose public affairs and administration will focus their coursework in public policy and public administration.
The department is known for its outstanding students, including many national scholars. Our students are actively engaged in university life, and many are campus leaders involved in Student Congress, the P SC Club and other student organizations. Undergraduates go on to excellent law schools and graduate programs; work in Washington, D.C.; state legislatures and agencies; nonprofits; federal law enforcement; the diplomatic corps; and political consulting.