The department's four majors are effective tracks to future work and study in areas such as law, public policy, international affairs, governmental service and business. They provide the basic skills most often associated with liberal arts education. Writing, public speaking, collecting and assessing data, critical reading, independent thinking, and civic responsibility are central parts of the programs. Political Science faculty are well placed to assist students with internships in Washington, D.C., overseas, Montgomery, Birmingham and elsewhere. They are active in helping students obtain fellowships from graduate schools and national foundations.
"The Department of Political Science has done an amazing job at preparing me for the workforce. Not only have they provided me with opportunities to network - connecting me to different employers, but they have also aided in my internships and post-graduation plans." —Alex Rosales, Political Science Major
Department faculty actively assist students in a wide variety of areas. They play key roles in the Model United Nations, IR-Careers-in-DC programs and Pre-law advising, serve as faculty advisors for many student social justice and political groups, and run several honorary societies. our resources page helps current students get connected to the world of political science. Our excellent students are equally involved around campus and in the community, and stay connected to the world of political science through our resources page. The department has had great success in helping to place students in top law and graduate programs. You can learn about some of their stories on our Alumni page.
"I have had a phenomenal experience in the Political Science Program at Samford. The department is blessed with high-quality professors who genuinely care about your success. They are approachable and more than willing to help. I have had nothing but good experiences in the Department of Political Science." —Alexander Hall, Law, Politics and Society Major
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