Generating knowledge, cultivating leadership for all

Our mission statement.  

We are a leading school in one of the largest public research universities in the world. Our cutting-edge interdisciplinary research addresses challenges, and generates knowledge about governance, cooperation, and conflict.

We inspire action and solutions about social, political, and economic issues facing Arizona, the U.S., and the world. Dedicated to ASU’s pursuit of inclusive excellence, we teach at scale, cultivate leaders, hone critical thinking and analytical skills. We empower students from diverse backgrounds to realize their professional dreams. Read the full statement here and see what we've been up to in our 2023 annual report!  


Prince Murray, a May 2021 ASU graduate, sits at a desk in front of the American flag.

Exploring the causes of human cooperation and conflict.

We are dedicated to providing students with premier opportunities in and beyond the classroom — linking coursework to immersive experiences in politics, business, law, media and international organizations. 

Informed conversations

on public issues like Latino representation in American politics and global conflict and security.

Programs in Washington, D.C. and abroad

through the Capital Scholars program and the Policy Design Studio.

Internationally impactful research

on political affairs, led by students and faculty.

Engagement with leaders

in diplomacy, policy and government.

#5 in research expenditures

in political science, according to the National Science Foundation.

A robust network

of alumni all over the world.

Enriching career opportunities.

Majoring in political science or global studies provides students with a better understanding of our world and offers a wide variety of professional opportunities upon graduation.

ASU alum and Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes speaks at a public conversation in Armstrong Hall at ASU's Tempe campus.
ASU alum and Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes speaks to students at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in February 2023.

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State or city official

Teaching English abroad

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