Undergraduate students at the University of South Alabama can choose to major in political science or criminal justice. Courses are taught by talented faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice also offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with concentrations in healthcare administration and geological information technology.
Students have access to exceptional classroom experiences, campus organizations and interactive activities. The department offers internship opportunities and career events that prepare graduates for jobs in many professional settings The critical thinking, writing, oral communication and analytical skills that these degrees provide have prepared students for work in various fields, including law enforcement, government, law, corrections, public policy, political campaigns, business, education, journalism, NGOs and nonprofits, and more.
***Tenure-Track Faculty Position Opening in Criminal Justice: Please see the following link for more information about our recently opened position, with consideration of applications beginning April 12, 2021: https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicaffairs/resources/academicaffairspostings/cj3296asstprofad.pdf ***
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science offers a solid foundation for careers in the public, private and academic sectors. Students can choose political science as a major, minor or take courses as an elective.
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice provides broad exposure to the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts and corrections. Students can choose criminal justice as a major, minor or elective.