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Arizona State University - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Study domestic and foreign politics and global issues at one of the top schools in the nation.

The School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU emphasizes research that links theory with real-world issues and action through policy. The School generates and diffuses knowledge that contributes to society’s understanding of politics and governance at local, national and global levels. Students will study topics ranging from campaigns and elections to violence, conflict and human rights. As a Political Science or Global Studies major, you will be prepared to develop innovative approaches to major emerging challenges.

Why politics and global studies at ASU?

When it comes to studying political science and global studies, we know that you have a lot of options. However, at Arizona State University, the School of Politics and Global Studies truly stands out amongst the rest. With world-class faculty, an active and engaging School and campus community, diverse opportunities and areas of research, the School of Politics and Global Studies is one of a kind. We provide our students with the support they need to thrive and offer experiences that no other university can. Through our School and ASU, students are able to intern at the Arizona State Legislature, work alongside faculty on research, and pursue their own areas of interest through customized internships and study abroad programs. We invite you to visit us and find out why ASU and the School of Politics and Global Studies is truly the best fit for you.

Career outlook

The School of Politics and Global Studies prepares students for great careers. The School provides professional training to future decision-makers in government, business and policy entities. Many of our graduates have found positions in government offices, Foreign Service, local and national newspapers, nonprofit organizations.

Local to global

Internships are a great way to gain real-world experience and connections while also continuing your degree! The School of Politics and Global Studies offer great opportunities to work abroad on global issues, in DC on national issues, or in the State Department on local issues.

AZ Legislative Internship

The Arizona Legislative Internship is a competitive program that provides an opportunity to intern full-time at a state agency, the State Legislature, the Governor's Office or Arizona Supreme Court.

D.C. Internships

Live and intern in Washington DC for the semester and study how policy is made with the prestigious McCain Institute for International Leadership or with the Capital Scholars Program.

Global Studies Internship

Gain global experience by traveling abroad or volunteering. Students develop critical skills to understand, adapt to, engage in, and contribute to situations that are impacted by global processes.


Arizona State University is:

  • #1 in the U.S. for innovation
  • Among the best graduate schools in the U.S. according to U.S. & World Report
  • Top 1% of world's most prestigious universities
  • A top producer of the world's elite scholars
  • #2 online undergraduate degree program in the nation

Campus Features

Immerse yourself in our campus culture

One of the many benefits of studying in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University is the vibrant, Tempe campus atmosphere. From theatre to sporting events to high-tech research spaces and top-notch libraries, there’s so much to explore and discover.

Just a short walk from campus, you’ll be in the heart of downtown Tempe with fun-filled activities for every personality type. Outdoor adventurist? Enjoy a hike. Food enthusiast? Try one of the hundreds of restaurants nearby. Environmentalist? Ride the light rail or bike around town. Whatever you desire, the Tempe campus delivers.


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      School of Politics and Global Studies Arizona State University P.O. Box 873902 Tempe, AZ 85287-3902, , Tempe