Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Florida State University. We are a growing department and proud of our strength in research and our national reputation!
The Department offers graduate programs with instruction in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public policy, methods of political analysis, and formal theory. Our doctoral program is structured to maximize students' opportunities to collaborate with faculty, and to develop their own research program. Our PhD’s have been placed in excellent universities and colleges throughout the country and abroad. Our standing in the profession is important to us, and we continue to build. Over the last few years we have added nationally-recognized senior and promising junior faculty in each of our core fields.
At the undergraduate level, over 1,300 students are pursuing their Bachelors degrees in Political Science. Students choose from courses on American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Political Theory, and Public Administration to satisfy the requirements of our major. The Department participates in the University's Honors Program and offers a Research Intensive Bachelor’s Certificate, a program of study offered to a select group of students to provide hands on research experience with faculty and graduate students in the department.