Political Science in Atlanta

Skyline with Georgia Capitol building.Atlanta is our campus. GSU is situated in the middle of downtown, within sight of Martin Luther King’s birthplace and memorial, the state capitol, and federal, state and local courts, as well as the AJC, CNN and Atlanta’s pro sports venues.

Major multinational corporations call Atlanta home. Coca Cola, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, UPS, Turner Broadcasting and many other prominent firms are headquartered here. International consulates and cultural centers from
dozens of countries are located in Atlanta.

Many students intern in the state legislature, political campaigns, district attorney and prosecutor’s offices, consulates, chambers of commerce, lobbying groups, advocacy groups, and other dynamic organizations.

What interests you?

Model Arab League team stands as a group, facing the camera.

Interested in international affairs? Our partnership with the World Affairs Council draws global leaders in politics and business, as well as ambassadors, activists and U.S. policymakers. Our students and faculty work with the Carter Center, half a mile away, to promote improved governance and peace around the world. Or join our award-winning, internationally recognized Model UN and Model Arab League teams to hone your diplomatic skills.

20130205MLB_LAW_GA_House_Reps_0098_o4Interested in American government? Apply to intern in the Georgia Legislative Internship Program or in the Governor’s office and see the daily ins and outs of our government in action. Or intern in an advocacy group and learn how different interests work to turn their interests into policy.

Thinking about a profession in law? Our pre-law club, mock trial team and nationally recognized judicial politics faculty will get you on your way. Or work with a municipal government through the Georgia Municipal Association or with county commissioners though the Association of County Commissioners in Georgia.

Interested in social justice? Apply to participate in our Zoukis Summer Institute and gain invaluable exposure to politics and justice and participate in significant research.