Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, or civil rights? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interest? If so, you should select political science as a major.

Political science is the study of government and public policy and the political behavior of individuals and groups. Political science uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine the United States, all countries and regions of the world, and international relations. Political science majors acquire skills in writing, communications, and analysis that are critical to a liberal arts education. A liberal arts education prepares students to think independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs.

Contact Us

Department of Social Sciences

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

706-737-1735

socsci@augusta.edu

Room: N312

Mailing Address
1120 15th Street AH-N312 Augusta, GA 30912

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and a Secondary Teacher Certification

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Political Science to Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Political Science to Master of Public Administration

Minor in Political Science

Meet the political Science Faculty

photo of Dr. Craig Albert

Dr. Craig Albert

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Christos Bourdouvalis

Dr. Christos Bourdouvalis

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Martha Ginn

Dr. Martha Ginn

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Augustine Hammond

Dr. Augustine Hammond

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. John "Jay" Heslen

Dr. John "Jay" Heslen

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Lance Hunter

Dr. Lance Hunter

  • Social Sciences
photo of Nadia Jilani-Hyler

Nadia Jilani-Hyler

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte

Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Wesley Meares

Dr. Wesley Meares

  • Social Sciences
photo of Chris Mezzetti

Chris Mezzetti

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Gregg Murray

Dr. Gregg Murray

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Sudha Ratan

Dr. Sudha Ratan

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Rhucha Samudra

Dr. Rhucha Samudra

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Paolo Spadoni

Dr. Paolo Spadoni

  • Social Sciences
photo of Dr. Raymond Whiting

Dr. Raymond Whiting

  • Social Sciences