Political Science: a deeper understanding of politics

Political Effectiveness, Negative Externalities, and the Ethics of Economic Sanctions2021 Winnie Venstra Peace Lecture

Dr. Dursun Peksen will deliver the 2021 Winnie Venstra Peace Lecture on the subject of "Political Effectiveness, Negative Externalities, and the Ethics of Economic Sanctions" on Monday, April 5 at 5:30 PM on Zoom. As many of you know, Dr. Peksen is one the world's leading experts on sanctions and human rights, and this should be an exciting opportunity to hear him talk about the subject. Full Details

Department graduate student honored as West Tennessee Teacher of the YearGraduate student honored as West Tennessee Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our current graduate student Daniel Warner! He has been selected West Tennessee Teacher of the Year! Daniel teaches American History at East High School in Memphis and had previously received the New Memphis Teacher of Excellence Award and a James Madison Fellowship. For more background see today's story in the Daily Memphian.

Department Kudos and AwardsDepartment of Political Science Awards, Highlights, Publications and more

The department is proud to have exceptional faculty who are recognized for their outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and/or service to students, university, community and the world. Visit the awards page on our site to view a list of achievements, honors and awards.  

An Overview

As an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science can provide you with the intellectual tools necessary to understand various topics within the political arena, 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.