Political Science: a deeper understanding of politics

Dr. Elizabeth WellmanThe Department Welcomes Asst Prof in Comparative Politics

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Wellman will join the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis in Fall 2023 as an Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics. Dr. Wellman’s research explores intersections of international migration, citizenship and electoral politics, particularly within the Global South. She holds a PhD from Yale University, currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College, and previously served as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. Fun fact: Dr. Wellman was a documentary filmmaker before her academic career. For more information visit Dr. Wellman's website.

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.