Generating knowledge, cultivating leadership for all

The School of Politics and Global Studies empowers students with diverse backgrounds to tackle challenges facing humanity and our planet; understand local, national and global politics; and inform policy making and public debates.

Our rich variety of courses taught by award-winning faculty enables students to study topics ranging from elections and the environment to armed conflict and human rights. 


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.

Campaign manager

CIA agent


Digital media specialist

Executive director

FBI agent

Federal government official

Foreign affairs officer



Nonprofit leader

Political analyst


Public relations manager



State or city official

Teaching English abroad

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