University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Political Science Department:
Politics, Law, and International Relations

     Univ. of Louisiana-Lafayette
     Dept. of Political Science
     P.O. Box 41652
     Lafayette, Louisiana 70504
     Tel. (337) 482-6171
     Fax. (337) 482-6170

       University of Louisiana-Lafayette
       Dept. of Political Science Brochure
       (Politics, Pre-Law, International Relations)
       Free to download and distribute!
       (Note: Two-sided, tri-fold,
       in color, in PDF format):
       UL Political Science Brochure


Welcome to the web site for the Department of Political Science (POLS) and its programs at the University of Lousiana at Lafayette. Our programs offer a degree/major in Political Science with optional concentrations in either Pre-Law or International Relations. Political Science is an exciting and challenging field for undergraduate study. When students major in our program, they will study topics from law to voting politics and local government to international relations and affairs in an effort to understand the political interactions between government and individuals. The Department of Political Science degree/major and its programs share the core values of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its College of Liberal Arts: excellence in education, research, and public service. Our particular discipline of Political Science is dedicated to promoting the analytic study of government and human politics, or what Socrates called the "science of the soul." Our department has chosen to focus on a select group of the University of Louisiana’s official strategic imperatives: "enhancing student engagement and success, facilitating quality teaching and learning, and preparing our students to thrive as global citizens." Our top priority--in addition to teaching advanced reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in our courses and promoting student recruitment and retention through quality advising and support--is to provide the foundational knowledge, critical awareness and fundamental skills necessary for both national and global citizenship. In short, through teaching, research, and public service, the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette shares and advances the goals of the larger University community and the state of Louisiana, especially the essential goal of promoting good government and a flourishing civil society.

Contained in these pages is information about the Political Science Department's degree/major and its programs and curricula in Political Science, Pre-Law, and International Relations. You will also find information about Political Science faculty, programs, scholarship opportunities, student groups, and current departmental news. For more details on any of these topics, explore the links below. If you have questions or comments regarding the Political Science Department or this website, or would like to visit us, our contact information can be found at the top or bottom of this page.

Department of Political Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Mouton Hall Room 112, P.O. Box 1652, Lafayette, LA 70504-1652
Tel. 337-482-6171; E-mail: