The Department is home to over 350 undergraduate majors and over 50 graduate students. They study with 25 faculty who are well known scholars in a wide variety of fields and who are amongst the most honored teachers at this university. We provide a vibrant place to study and a perfect place to prepare for an active role in politics.
Wayne Parent, Chair
The Department of Political Science is excited to welcome Anna Gunderson and Elizabeth Lane to LSU! Anna and Elizabeth will join us in the Fall of 2019; follow their links to learn more about their past and ongoing research.
Dr. Jas Sullivan was selected as a 2019 Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award winner!
Dr. Kathleen Searles is this years recipient of the Emerging Scholar in the Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Rainmaker Award! (Spring 2019)
Graduate student, Dmitriy Nurullayev, was awarded the LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Student Teaching Award. (Spring 2019)
American Government & Politics
Comparative Government & Politics
International Politics & Law
Law & Legal Systems
Political Data Analysis
Race & Politics
Political Science Major Requirements
- 33 hours of political science courses
- At least 18 of them 3000 or above
- POLI 2051 American Government Plus one course (any course) each in the three other
- Comparative Politics
- International Politics
- Political Theory