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Political Science

Students majoring in political science are challenged to think creatively and analytically about historically and currently relevant topics. Through participation in lectures, seminars, internships, and independent studies, our students develop critical reasoning, communication, data analysis, and reflectional skills.

Our faculty’s commitment to teaching is complemented by its dedication to research. Every full-time faculty member in the Political Science Department has an active research agenda that informs classroom instruction, and small classes allow students to receive individual attention from faculty. Political science students have ample opportunities to pursue independent research, study projects and internships that are complemented by faculty supervision and direction.

Many graduates go on to obtain advanced degrees in law, business, public policy, political science, and public administration. Others apply their degree to relevant career employment, pursuing work in political campaigns, lobbies, non-profit foundations, think tanks, corporations, public relations firms, news organizations, government, and international organizations.

If you choose to major in Political Science at Tulane, you will have the opportunity to pursue one of three tracks or concentrations: general political science, international relations, or American politics and public policy.