Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of Political Science offers students the opportunity to study with nationally visible faculty and become involved in significant research projects.

The department offers a curriculum that addresses political ideas, institutions and processes in such regional settings as Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S., and in such problem settings such as international relations, economic and social policies, and constitutional and public law. Studies in political science combine well with courses and majors in economics, journalism, business, foreign languages, and many other areas.

Internationally Recognized Faculty faculty presenting in class

Internationally Recognized Faculty

Offering strong preparation for living and working in a rapidly globalizing world.
Research and Internship Opportunities student with alumni

Research and Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate students are eligible for summer or term internships in Washington, D.C.
Small Class Sizes student in class

Small Class Sizes

Classes are limited to 35 students at the introductory level and 30 at the advanced level.