Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of History and Political Science

Southeastern's Political Science program prepares students for careers in politics, public administration, law and other disciplines that require knowledge of how the past affects the present and future. Students in the program learn to read intelligently, think analytically, write clearly, assess past trends, predict future developments and understand the real world as they prepare for virtually any career or graduate study.

Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Analyst
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Writer
Types of Employers
  • Archives
  • Business
  • Colleges and universities
  • Communication
  • Government
  • Historical parks
  • Media
  • Military
  • Museums
  • Politics
  • Preservation and restoration organizations
  • Public relations organizations
  • Publishers
  • Radio stations
  • Schools
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Faculty have won awards for excellence in teaching, research and service, produced a host of scholarly publications – many of which have attracted an international readership – and held important offices in professional organizations

  • The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the Florida Parishes Social Science Research Center

  • The department sponsors the Constitution Day Lecture (September), the "Then and Now" Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series (October), the Veterans Day Lecture (November), the Black History and Politics Lecture Series (February), the Women's History Month Lecture Series (March), the Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture (April) and the Deep Delta Civil War Symposium (June)

  • The department hosts the Region VIII Social Studies Fair (March)

  • Honors curriculum available

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 120

MINORS
  • African-American Studies

  • International Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Political Science

  • Public History

RELATED DEGREES
  • Master of Arts in History

  • Bachelor of Arts in History

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education, Grades 6-12

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)

 

Contact Information

hips@selu.edu

985-549-2109

Mailing address: SLU 10895, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Fayard Hall, Room 335

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