Student Life


We are here to support you along your academic journey. Whether that is choosing classes, understanding graduation requirements, planning for graduate school/your future career, setting short-term and long-term goals, getting involved, or anything else related to your academic success, we are here to help!

Learn more about SPGS Undergraduate Advising

Student Orgs

As a student, it is important to get involved within your academic community and also get to know your peers. At the School of Politics and Global Studies, we have several different student organizations at both the undergraduate and graduate level including the Global Studies Students Association and Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science honor society. We encourage all students to look into joining and participating in one of the School specific organizations or to join a University wide club. For a full list of student organizations here at ASU, please visit the full organization directory.

 Examples of clubs SPGS students join


The School of Politics and Global Studies also offers a wide range of departmental scholarships. Scholarships are available to students of all years and backgrounds. Please visit our scholarship page for a full list of opportunities and requirements. Applications are usually accepted towards the end of the Spring semester and are due on the *31st of January at 5 p.m. each year*. Please turn in your completed scholarship applications to the School of Politics and Global Studies through ASU's scholarship portal.

List of SPGS scholarships

SPGS internships

Internships are a great way to gain real world experience and connections while also continuing your degree! We have partnerships with a variety of corporations and government agencies, nationally and internationally. If you are interested in participating in an internship, please contact the internship coordinator for your major.

See all of the SPGS internship programs

SPGS study abroad programs

Several ASU Summer Abroad Programs are currently based in the School of Politics and Global Studies. For a list of all study abroad programs offered at ASU, please visit the Study Abroad Office.

Research Opportunities

Junior Fellows

The Junior Fellows program offers a course designed with two purposes in mind: First, undergraduates work with professors as teaching or research partners; second, students have a chance through a seminar to explore the nature and cutting edges of the discipline. Both purposes provided the students with special insight into and intimate knowledge of political science and/or global studies.

Learn more about Junior Fellows

SPGS Undergraduate Research Lab

The SPGS Undergraduate Research Lab will provide opportunities for undergraduate Political Science (POS), Global Studies (SGS), and Politics and the Economy majors to learn more about research design and the systematic collection of data, and to participate as a team of research assistants in large-scale research projects. The research opportunities will be part of a structured course.

Learn more about the SPGS Undergraduate Research Lab