The Department of Political Science and International Affairs offers courses that contribute to baccalaureate degree programs in political science and international affairs, certificate programs in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Professional Politics, and graduate programs of study in Conflict Management, Public Administration and International Policy Management. The degree programs provide students the opportunity to prepare for a number of career options or for graduate and professional study. The certificate programs focus on skills development, with a broad academic base. Students may also build upon a common core of liberal arts courses to develop the intellectual and social interaction skills to promote personal growth. The Department coordinates the pre-law, pre-professional program. A wide range of courses in United States and international politics offer support for other college or university programs. The degree and certificate programs allow students the opportunity to take an internship or practicum in their field of interest, or to participate in the University’s co-op program.
The Department encourages student learning through extra- and co-curricular activities such as the Society for Legal Studies, Political Science Club, KSU Global Society and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary. Students are given opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Model Arab League, and Model African Union simulation competitions.
For information on Military Science (ROTC), see Military Science (in Other Programs).