The Department is home to over 350 undergraduate majors and over 50 graduate students.  They study with 25 faculty who are well known scholars in a wide variety of fields and who are amongst the most honored teachers at this university.  We provide a vibrant place to study and a perfect place to prepare for an active role in politics.  

William A. Clark, Chair


News & Upcoming Events:

Political Science Major and Ogden Honors Senior Marlee Pittman Becomes First LSU Student to Receive Scoville Peace Fellowship

                         Congratulations Marlee!



Thursday, April 14, 2016

      The Eric Voegelin Institute Series on the Modern University:

      Liberal Learning in a Radical Age

                                                       John Agresto

                            Former President, St. John's College, Santa Fe  

          Former Deputy Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities

        3:30 p.m., Hill Memorial Library



Thursday, February 18, 2016

      The Eric Voegelin Institute presents:

      Gridlock and the Madisonian Constitution

       Lecture by R. Shep Melnick, "Tip" O'Neill Professor of Political Science, Boston                      College

       3:30 p.m., Vieux Carre Room, LSU Union



Check It Out (video):

Freedom of Expression on Campus Panel Discussion


Thursday, November 19, 2015

     The Eric Voegelin Institute and the Institute for Humane Studies            present:

     Freedom of  Expression on Campus Today

     Panel Discussion, featuring:

                          Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago

                          Donald Downs, University of Wisconsin

      Moderated by Kevin Cope, LSU 


Thursday, November 19, 2015

     The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs + Society of Politics,          Communication and Law present:                  

     What's The Matter With Polling?

     Panel Discussion, featuring:

                           Marjorie Connelly, Senior Fellow at Associated Press-NORC Center for                                    Public Affairs Research

                           Joshua Dyck, Associate Professor of Political Science, U-Mass, Lowell

                           Michael Henderson, Assistant Professor of Research in the Manship                                      School at Louisiana State University

     Moderated by Joshua Darr, Assistant Professor of Political Communication in the                Manship School at Louisiana State University