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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
    Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Dr. Nchor Okorn
    Professor of Political Science
    Phone: 504.816.4827
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    2601 Gentilly Boulevard
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