Department of Political Science

428 Old Main
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (479) 575-3356
Fax: (479) 575-6432

Admin Supervisor
Kathy Rice

Admin Specialist
Marisa Grippo




NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure that information is current and accurate, but please refer to their website for the most current information.

  • How to register to vote

  • Check out the Campus Calendar to see upcoming lectures, concerts, exhibits, and other University events!

  • Looking for career advice? The U of A Alumni Career Services Center is hosting a series of CareerSkills events to give students firsthand information about different aspects of career management.

  • The Tech-Selector Web app from IT Services can help students, faculty and staff work smarter and faster with instant guidance on options for teaching online, managing files, doing research, creating videos, working from home and more. Users select student, faculty or staff and what they want to accomplish. After clicking "See the tech tools," a personalized, printable list is generated with links to step-by-step instructions and support information. This list can also be emailed to the user for easy access anytime.

  • The Quality Writing Center provides face-to-face and online tutoring at their Kimpel Hall and Mullins Library locations. Tutors provide reader feedback and collaborate with student writers to help them learn revision strategies for improving their drafts.

  • Enhance your career and life with our Office of Study Abroad & International Exchange. Increase your understanding of the world and our society. Increase your income potential with study abroad on your resume which will give you a competitive edge. Check out our UA Scholarships for financing your Study Abroad.

  • The Career Development Center offers many services for students, including resume/CV reviews, mock interviews, and the Razorback CareerLink. You can also join their Professional Development Institute (PDI) to get your own personalized career coach to guide you through the job-search process.

  • This year, taking the StrengthsFinder, 30-minute online assessment, is a Self-Awareness PDI requirement. StrengthsQuest is used at more than 600 schools and universities in North America. More than 1 million people have used StrengthsQuest to gain insights into how to use their strengths to achieve academic success, to explore careers, and in leadership development.

  • The purpose of the U of A Cares site is to encourage and allow members of the University community to refer students that are exhibiting signs of distress in their academic, personal, financial life or other areas.

  • Inquiry Undergraduate Research Journal publishes twice a year in an effort to highlight the research and creative achievements of undergraduate students and their faculty mentors. The due date for submission is May 16th every year. In addition, works accepted for publication in the Inquiry Journal may also be submitted to other academic journals for publication. If you have any questions please contact them at

  • Get involved with an RSO. Registered student organizations provide students the opportunity to form and develop organizations based on a common interest. Students are able to create, govern, budget and plan their own organization and events. Through your involvement with an RSO you will meet new people, develop your interest and have fun.

    • Pi Sigma Alpha - The National Political Science Honor Society
    • Young Democrats - The purpose of this organization is to provide its members with information and abilities to become involved in the political process through banquets, speakers, debates, and events.
    • College Republicans - To help elect Republican candidates, support the Republican agenda, and become the future leaders of the conservative movement.


  • Veterans Resource and Information Center We serve as the central point of contact for prospective or current University of Arkansas student veterans needing assistance with the admissions process, applying for military educational benefits and scholarships, and referrals to various academic departments around campus. Additionally, we maintain a large network within the community to refer students to organizations specializing in veteran services.

  • How to enroll in Online (Global Campus) Courses

  • There is now a Graduate Student ONLY Study Area in Mullins Library. Keys may be checked out at the circulation desk.

NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure that information is current and accurate, but please refer to their website for the most current information. Disclaimer: We do not in any way endorse programs by sponsoring organizations or websites listed here. We encourage users to verify the legitimacy of information and organizations cited here.

  • M.P.A.-M.P.P. - View MPA/MPP alumni interviews on YouTube.

  • The American Political Science Association (APSA) - Careers in Political Science

  • The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) - Career Resources for International Relations

  • Go Government is your one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs. This site is designed to be your guide as you consider, apply, and secure federal employment. We’ll help you research federal agencies and government careers as well as provide practical tips for completing your application.

  • Public service careers - newly launched job and career website brought to you by the three most prominent groups in professional public service careers and education! NASPAA, APSA & APPAM have put together this site for job seekers (and employers) at all levels of experience. Whether you are fresh out of college, a ‘veteran’ of the public sector or a Ph.D. in academia, this site can help you find a new job and sustain a career.

  • Making Global Impact - Guide to International Jobs in Government. Are you prepared for a career in International Affairs/Foreign Policy? There are numerous things to consider when you are deciding to pursue a career in international affairs. It is important to think about the type of work you will be doing and the skills you will need to excel in the field.

  • Demographic Database - Local Labs
    Our mission is to make granular socioeconomic data freely and practically available. Local Labs provides several hundred points of demographic data for virtually every zip code, city, county, and state in the US. You can see an example of all our data points by viewing Arkansas.

    As for data freshness, the government released their latest 5 year American Community Survey, May 2014, and we've updated our data to reflect that release. Local Labs also allows users to download our data in a CSV format free of charge and free of advertising.

  • IISS - The International Institute for Strategic Studies convenes a vibrant community of leading analysts, journalists, academics, diplomats, military and government officials, policy planners, researchers, heads of corporate offices, business-unit managers, and students at undergraduate and graduate level in order to enable a context of insight-sharing through published work, local events, seminars, workshops and annual conferences, gathering key decision-makers from across the globe. See their website for more information on their student membership.

  • IPSA: The Voice of Political Science Around the World - The International Political Science Association was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The special mandate of IPSA, expressed in its Constitution, is to support the development of political science in all parts of the world, building academic networks linking East and West, North and South. Its aim is to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate. It seeks to promote collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and to support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish.


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525 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701