Political Science (B.A.)

Political Science (B.A.)

  • The Department of Political Science at the University of New Orleans offers a wide range of undergraduate courses leading to the B.A. in Political Science, we also offer undergraduate and graduate courses leading to a Masters of Public Administration.
  • We promote competence, integrity, and leadership in public service. If you want to make a difference, come join us.

Government and politics have a major impact on our day-to-day lives. How much justice we enjoy under the law; how well our government is run and by whom; who we are as citizens and members of political communities; and how good the prospects for peace may be in our lifetimes are important, lifelong questions.

As a political science major at UNO, you’ll follow our interdisciplinary, transitional, and cross cultural curriculum, designed to give you the flexibility to choose an emphasis — international relations, comparative politics, American politics, or pre-law — or combine all of these areas in your course of study. Our rigorous coursework is founded on small classes, intense dialogue, and close collaboration with faculty. Many of our students studying political science intern with state and local representatives, social service agencies, professional associations, law offices, and schools.

Once you have completed your undergraduate degree in political science, you’ll be ready to go anywhere. Our political science major readies you for careers in public service and foreign relations. And you’ll be well prepared to enter law school or graduate programs in a variety of disciplines.

More Information

Department of Political Science

Degree Requirements

Minor in Political Science

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Certification in Hazard Policy Studies


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University of New Orleans
105 Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: 504-280-6595