Department of Political Science - The University of Tulsa
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Department of Political Science

Political Science students focus on political ideas, institutions, and behavior, exploring the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the relationship between people and government. The curriculum covers domestic and foreign political institutions, processes, and problems. The discipline is viewed through various lenses, from envisioning oneself in the halls of power to analyzing politics as a distant spectacle. Graduates pursue diverse paths, including law, government service, journalism, teaching, and more. TU political science alumni have gained admission to prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Northwestern Law Schools, and others, showcasing the program’s excellence.

Grant awarded to TU sophomore sparks change for Afghan students

UTulsa student Sateza Safi has been awarded a Sparking Change grant by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The grants of up to $10,000 are given to refugee leaders who hope to effect change and build their local communities, with potential projects ranging from those that foster cohesion across cultural differences, to those highlighting the creative voices of refugees and asylum seekers.

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    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At TU, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.

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    • Department Facilities

      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, our classrooms, laboratories, and libraries provide students with unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and excel in their academic pursuits. From collaborative study spaces to specialized research labs, our facilities are designed to inspire innovation and support the academic success of our diverse student community.

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    • Arts & Science Research

      Both faculty and students engage in groundbreaking research across diverse disciplines, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and addressing real-world challenges. From impactful studies in energy and environmental sciences to cutting-edge advancements in technology and healthcare, our commitment to research excellence provides a unique and enriching experience for scholars eager to contribute to the forefront of academic exploration and societal progress.


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