The Department is home to approximately 800 undergraduate majors and over 40 graduate students. They study with 26 faculty who are well known scholars in various fields and who are amongst the most honored teachers at this university. We provide a vibrant place to study and a perfect place to prepare for a career in a variety of fields.

Faculty Highlights

Congratulations to Dr. Jas Sullivan, who is the recipient of the 2023 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award and a 2023 HSS Diversity Committee Excellence in Teaching Award.   Dr. Sullivan has also been named a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for the 2023-24 academic year.

Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Darr, named one of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Graduate Highlights

Graduate student, Cana Kim, has been awarded an LSU Dissertation Fellowship for the Academic Year 2022-2023 for her dissertation titled, "Foreign State Images and Public Opinion toward Public Policy."


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Political Science Majors

Political Science Minors

Honors Program

Internship Program

Political Science Major Requirements

  • 33 hours of political science courses
    • At least 18 of them 3000 or above
    • POLI 2051 American Government;Plus one course (any course) each in the three other fields
      • Comparative Politics;
      • International Politics
      • Political Theory