Political Science Major
Our political science degree students do more than study politics—they actively participate in it. From the State Capitol in Nashville to a course where you intern with state legislators and on a real campaign, our program is ideal for students ready to get to work from day one.
Whether you are interested in law, American campaigns and elections or international human rights, criminal justice, foreign policy, African-American politics, Africa politics, public policy, political protest, local community politics or international politics and theory, Political Science has the faculty, the courses, and the extracurricular programming for you.
Students majoring in political science are challenged to think creatively and analytically about historically and currently relevant topics. Through participation in lectures, seminars, internships, and independent studies, our students develop critical reasoning, oral and written communication skills.
Chair's Welcome Statement
Welcome to the Department of History and Political Science. We are a group of committed teachers and student mentors who are committed to one thing - your success. We are immensely proud of our alumni, who enjoy successful careers in a wide variety of fields.
The degree program in Political Science prepares students for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment.
Requirements for the undergraduate Political Science major, in addition to the University degree requirements outlined within this Bulletin.
Suggested program plan for Political Science Major--B.A. Degree
Here you will find detail descriptions of all Political Science courses offered by the University.
Angela R. Pinnock2021
This month's featured student
is a junior Political Science major with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is an Ella Shepard Moore Provost Scholar as well with a 3.74 GPA. She currently serves as the vice president of the Fisk University Enactus club, an international service-oriented organization. She also volunteers with the MET Singers as well as serve on the Nashville MLK Day Planning Committee. She currently interns as a staff assistant in US Congressman Jim Cooper’s office.
Angela's plans upon graduation from Fisk in 2021 are to either work with a local non-profit women’s organization or pursue a higher degree.