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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Political Science is the academic home to over 350 undergraduate students on the Norman campus. The department offers three majors: Political Science, Political Science: Elections and Campaign Management, and Public & Nonprofit Administration.  Students that choose political science can take courses in American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, international relations or political theory.  The Elections and Campaign Management concentration provides a concentrated education in campaigns and voter behavior.  Students that choose public affairs and administration will focus their coursework in public policy and public administration.  

The department is known for its outstanding students, including many national scholars. Our students are actively engaged in university life, and many are campus leaders involved in Student Congress, the P SC Club and other student organizations. Undergraduates go on to excellent law schools and graduate programs; work in Washington, D.C.; state legislatures and agencies; nonprofits; federal law enforcement; the diplomatic corps; and political consulting.  

Learning Frontier Stone

Senior Academic Counselor

Need advised? Use the OU iAdvise portal to schedule an appointment with Kristi, today! All Political Science and Public & Nonprofit Administration students must be advised prior to Fall, Spring and Summer terms to be able to enroll. 

Location: Ellison Hall, Room 124 (College of Arts and Sciences)
Email: | Phone: (405) 325 - 4411


Academic Counselor

Tyson advises students from the following programs:

Public and Nonprofit Administration majors
Nonprofit and Organizational Studies minors
Non-Governmental Organizations minors
Public Affairs and Administration minors
Intelligence and National Security minors

Location: Dale Hall Tower, Room 212
Email:  | Phone: (405) 325 - 7853



In addition to semester-to-semester advising, students are free to schedule appointments with Kristi or Tyson to discuss questions about academic planning, scholarships, internships, graduate school, adding or dropping a class, or whatever pressing issue is on your mind! We also recommend that students discuss their academic and career goals with members of the faculty who can be an excellent resource.

Department of Political Science Course List