An understanding of government and society can make you a better professional in many other fields than just law and politics. The Department of Government at the University of Alabama at Birmingham excels in moving student forward into their careers. Where can a degree in Political Science take you?

UAB MPA Alum 2013, Nate Wade, shares how he combined an interest in STEM issues with public administration coursework to conduct interdisciplinary research for his MPA thesis entitled "Documenting Death: Transitioning from a County Coroner System to a Medical Examiner System in Jefferson County, Alabama." (Produced by UAB Digital Media)

Former Alabama Secretary of State, Jim Bennett, taught PSC 221: American and Local State Government, during the Summer of 2015.

UAB Political Science student Ashleigh Staples discusses a personal challenge she encountered during her internship with the Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform. (Produced by UAB Digital Media)

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Political Science student Jonathan Reagan describes his work for ACCR (Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform). (Produced by UAB Digital Media)

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Political Science students explore the benefits of a hands-on internship with Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform. (Produced by UAB Digital Media)

UAB's Political Science students Jonathan Reagan and Ashleigh Staples discuss what they learned through their internships about Alabama, its government, and its constitution. (Produced by UAB Digital Media)

Farah Al Farhan presents her research of foreign regimes, how they have affected our modern societies, and why foreign policy analysis is vitally important. (Produced by UAB Digital Media)