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.

Other Concentrations



  • African-American Studies
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Public History

Required Semester Hours 120

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), and the Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture (April).

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

  • Honors curriculum available


What Can You Be

Ebony Morris

Ebony Morris

Associate Attorney

Driven by a love for solving complex problems to help others, Ebony Morris ’11 is thriving as a prominent New Orleans attorney.

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



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Student Orgs & Activities

HIPS Society