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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Political Science at Union University


The Department seeks to develop leaders who will improve their communities, nations, and the world. Whether you desire to make an impact domestically or globally in government/politics, business, education, the law, or non-profit work, political science at Union University can help you achieve your goals. read more

Upcoming Events

  • Departmental March Madness Bracket Challenge Mar 19, 11:00am: TBA
    Join the Department's annual March Madness Bracket Challenge and test your bracketology skills against that of your colleagues and professors.
  • Advizapalooza Apr 13, 5:00pm: Jones Suite
    The Departmental will have its Advizapalooza where faculty will advise students while everyone enjoys pizza.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Induction Apr 24, 2:00pm: TBA
    Students will be inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
  • Evanspalooza Apr 27, 6:00pm: Evans Home
    The Department will hold its annual Evanspalooza party where we will honor our seniors and give out departmental awards.

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Bush 3.0
Hunter Baker, Associate Dean of Arts & Science

Mar 13, 2015 - The year was 1994 and a seemingly impossible victory was taking shape. Republicans were poised to win both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives where they had been locked out of control for decades. While Congress and the Contract with America (publicized viaread more

Who's Going to Run in 2016
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Feb 21, 2015 - With over 20 Republicans expressing an interest in the White House and no clear frontrunner, who has the best chance to win the presidential nomination in 2016? Currently, candidates are running ...read more

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Finney Calls for New Leadership at Mayoral Forum
Mar 17, 2015 - This afternoon, former State Senator Lowe Finney spoke at the second Jackson Mayoral Forum at Union University. These forums are designed to inform the Union community of the major issues facing the city and the plans that the major candidates have to solve the problems facing Jackson. Finney began by talking about his bac...read more

Gist Speaks at Mayoral Forum
Mar 12, 2015 - This afternoon, Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist spoke to a room full of college students about his past two terms as mayor and his vision for the future as part of a joint effort by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology to better inform our students and to encourage them to participate in their local community. Mayor Gist argued that Jackson is a city on the rise. When he first took office, he was left with a $2 million shortf...read more

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