Through a study of government, law, public policy, international relations, and area studies, our mission is to prepare students with knowledge and skills for a number of career possibilities, and to instill civic responsibility and leadership.
We are a dynamic, student-centered department that offers bachelor's degrees in both political science and sociology, as well as a Master of Arts in Public Policy. Classes are taught by award-winning faculty, and students get firsthand experience of discipline-based careers through internship programs. Graduates of our programs have gone on to lead successful careers in government, law, public sector,
non-profit management, and international and non-governmental
Our students take leadership roles in campus and community activities—through policy debate, Model United Nations, clubs, and honor societies. Watch this video to learn about one such student leader at MU: