Political science is the study of government and the governing process. It teaches how to analyze and respond to the dynamic events and players in the broader political landscape.
The political science major at Ouachita:
Ouachita’s political science alumni have achieved success as:
Requirements for a major (B.A.) in political science: CORE 2053; SSCI 4601; PSCI 1123; 2023; 2043; 3053 or 3063; and additional courses in the department to total at least 27 hours. A 2.000 GPA in these courses is required for graduation. Students planning graduate study are strongly encouraged to obtain additional training in international languages, research methods, and statistics.
Requirements for a minor in political science: PSCI 2023; 1123 or 2043; 3053 or 3063; and additional courses in the department to total at least 18 hours.
Douglas L. Reed
Chair of the Political Science Department
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
University Pre-Law Advisor
(870) 245-5167 or (870) 245-5199