Political Science and Criminal Justice

U.S. Capitol Building at Night

Photo Credit: Architect of the Capitol


Welcome. Our Department is home to three major academic programs: Political Science, Criminal Justice, and the graduate program in Public Administration (MPA). These programs are designed to help students attain a liberal education, to encourage and prepare students to participate actively in public affairs, and to help students advance toward a variety of professional careers. Our graduates have gone on to work in fields that include law enforcement; education; government; law; corrections; public policy; business; journalism; NGOs and non-profits; and more.

The Department is also home to the USA Polling GroupThis nationally recognized center provides a wide array of research services to those within the University and to clients throughout the broader community.

For more information and assistance, please call (251) 460-7161 or email psccj@southalabama.edu