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Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration

Tomorrow's leaders will decide how the world responds to historic challenges. Addressing issues such as climate change, national security, criminal justice reform, and health policy will take a new generation of insightful, innovative thinkers.

At CSU, you'll develop the skills you need to become an effective change-maker. Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in political science or a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with concentrations in either government administration or justice administration.

The Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration will champion your success every step of the way. Learn hands-on through internship programs at the local, state, national, and international levels. As a graduate, you'll be prepared for advanced study or ready to launch a successful career in government, business, or nonprofit organizations.

  About Us

Faculty members of CSU's Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Public Administration are working professionals – leaders in fields of environmental justice, global economics, and political theory. Through independent research projects, lectures, and published works, we're actively contributing to our disciplines and to Columbus State's educational leadership.

Guided mentorship and internship opportunities allow students in our programs to develop essential skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. Our goals are to help students prepare for successful careers in their chosen fields and become active, engaged citizens.

Our Objectives:

  • Provide knowledge and experience in the disciplines of Political Science, Philosophy, and Public Administration.
  • Foster students' abilities in critical and independent thinking, problem solving, effective oral and written communication, and working in diverse environments.
  • Assist students' career advancement and life-long education.
  • Contribute to the regional community—the metropolitan areas of Columbus, GA-AL—as well as state, national and international communities by stimulating political and civic engagement.