Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, Department of

  • The American Studies program offers an interdisciplinary major or minor for students interested in a broad liberal arts education.
  • The quantitative (mathematics degree) economics track is designed to prepare students for the successful pursuit of higher degrees in economics and related academic disciplines requiring a strong background in mathematics and statistics.
  • The qualitative (social science degree) economics track provides a broadly based liberal arts education in “political economy,” an area of study that cuts across the normally separate domains of economics and politics.
  • The Southern Miss paralegal studies program provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education, including the legal terminology, concepts and skills necessary to function effectively in the legal profession, whether in a private law firm, government or business environment.
  • The political science major prepares students for careers in national, state and local governments, law, teaching, international service and related fields.