Academic Programs in the Department of Government

The US Capitol building. Are you looking for a major that will give you the knowledge, training, and experience to succeed in a large number of job fields (law, urban planning, civil service, or banking, just for starters)? Are you interested in government and politics — both here at home and internationally — and how they affect the people they govern? Do you want to study with experts in their fields and build your resume through internships and research? Then check out our undergraduate Political Science program!

Are you an undergraduate student looking to excel? Do you want to make the most of your studies here at UAB through one-on-one mentoring with faculty and advanced research projects? Then look into our honors program, one of the best at UAB!

Or are you a professional or a recent graduate wanting to advance your career? Do you want to make a difference in the world, or even be that difference? Are you looking for an education that will prepare you for a career in public service while connecting you to the people who make the hiring decisions in Alabama's largest metropolitan area? Then explore our nationally ranked Master of Public Administration program, one of the best in the Southeast!