The mission of the Department of Political Science is to help students develop an understanding of politics and political science broadly defined. Our department is committed to advancing the missions of the College of Social Sciences and the University of West Georgia by fostering an inclusive environment of teaching excellence, scholarship, and civic engagement.
While some majors prepare a student for a particular job or a narrow range of career options, Political Science is not one of them. Political Science prepares students for a wide range of potential career paths. The core skills that a student learns as a Political Science major (obtaining and processing information, strong communication skills in writing and in person, how to work in teams to achieve group goals, the ability to make decisions and solve problems, etc.) are among the most critical skills that employers look for in job candidates.