Welcome to the Department of Political Science at The University of Memphis.
Do you have an interest in…
…how political campaigns are run?
…how wars start and how they might be avoided?
…why you pay taxes and where that money goes?
…why courts, legislatures, and executives make the decisions they do?
If so, then a major in Political Science may be for you! As an undergraduate, earning
a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science can provide you with the intellectual tools necessary to understand these and other
things , preparing you for a career in business, government, law, or a variety of
other jobs that require an understanding of the political world.
For those already with an undergraduate degree, our M.A. program offers a more-advanced educational experience, providing students with the skills
to be either professional political scientists or to seek career paths that place
a premium on research skills.
Our website contains information about our programs, our faculty, our alumni, and some of the opportunities offered by a specialization in Political
Science. If you need more information, or want to schedule an appointment to meet
with someone about beginning studies in political science, please feel free to contact
us by e-mail or by phone at 901.678.2395.
Mayor AC Wharton with Dr. Matthias Kaelberer and Dr. Rob Blanton (April 2013)