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Political Science

The Political Science program provides instruction for students interested in a wide variety of careers in political science such as teaching law, international relations, public affairs and civil service.  The program provides a thorough knowledge of political science theory, methodology, quantitative reasoning, and computer research skills necessary to meet the competitive demands of graduate and professional study.  Students achieve a high level of oral and written communication skills and have opportunities to gain work experience through a variety of internship programs.



Program Clubs & Organization


Political Science Club University - focuses on leadership potential of its members: organizing, mobilizing, planning session in policy on national and international issues, forums, research and simulations.


African World Network Organization, Inc. - Dillard chapter promotes African and American partnership; cultural relations, intellectual African American based issues, stimulating African focus ambassadorial careers for students. Promoting student involvement in practical nonprofit leadership as an educational leadership objective and African related travel-experience.


National Political Science Honor Society - promoting academically excelling political leaders.


Mock Trial and Pre-Law Organizations - Preparing students who are future lawyers and friends of the court: Amicus curia.


Project Pericles at Dillard - is part of the national not-for-profit organization, and facilitates a commitment to include social responsibility and participatory citizenship as essential elements of our educational program.


Center for Law & Public Interest - grew out of Dillard University’s commitment to undergraduate students who seek careers in law, governmental service, criminal justice, social work, and public policy. An enriched learning environment is provided which includes: Law school entrance examination preparation (LSAT), public lectures, workshops, undergraduate research internships, and scholarships. In addition, the Center’s activities include:  advocacy training and development on issues critical to public interest and social justice.




 What can I do with a degree in Political Science?


Areas of Law

  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
Areas of Politics
  • Staff of State or National Official
  • Campaign Worker
  • Political Party
  • Public Interest Groups
Areas of Journalism
  • Editing
  • Reporting/Research
  • Circulation
  • Sales
Areas of Broadcast Journalism
  • News Programming
  • Productions
Areas of Nonprofit
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Public Relations
  • Fund Raising
Areas of Education
  • Teacher 
  • Professor
Areas of Government
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Regional Planning
  • City or Town Management
  • Peace Corps
  • Intelligence Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Political Affairs
  • Economic Affairs
  • Adminstrative Affairs
  • Consular Services
  • US International
  • Communication Agency
Areas of Business
  • International
  • National
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Banking / Finance
  • Retail


Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • Gain a general knowledge of the structures, powers and procedures of United States federal and state governments and foreign governments
  • Be able to think critically and analytically about contemporary political questions
  • Be able to apply knowledge and skills to solve contemporary social problems



Gary M. Clark, Ph.D.
Barron Hilton Endowed Professor
Political Science
Revius O. Ortique, Jr. Endowed Chair
Politics and Social Thought
Center for Law & Public Interest
Project Pericles
Phone: 504.816.4243
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Dr. Nchor Okorn
Professor of Political Science
Phone: 504.816.4827
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