Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Our department is included in the College of Arts and Sciences. We have eight full-time professors and three adjunct faculty that teach a variety of political science and public administration courses. At this time, we have 101 undergraduate majors and over 100 graduate students. We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The BA has several focus areas: Pre-Law, Theory and Methodology, American Government, and Global Studies. A Minor in International Studies is also offered from our department. The MPA currently has eight concentrations: Athletic, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Emergency Management, Environmental Science, Political Science, and Spatial Analysis. We are close to attaining national accreditation from NASPAA for our MPA program.
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The faculty in our department are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Many faculty members are recipients of university recognition in these areas. Students are the most important aspect of our department. Students can join organizations such as Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Pre-Law Society, College Republicans, College Democrats, and the Model Arab League Debate Team.
Our plentiful online courses allow many students to complete course work without being on campus. Many students have commented favorably on the convenience of our online and night courses.
Our department is located on the second floor of Brewer Hall. The Department Chair is Dr. Lori Owens. Our Department Administrative Assistant is Ms. Rita Downing.
Our office phone number is (256)782-5650; our fax number is (256)782-5669.
Our mailing address is:
Jacksonville State University
Department of Political Science & Public Administration
700 Pelham Rd. North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602