Professor Karen Sebold Talks Politics on KNWA TodayMPA Student Melissa Terry Presents at Food Waste & Hunger SummitProfessor Janine Parry Honored At APSA Awards ReceptionGraduate Students Creed Tumlison and Rachael Moyer Present at National ConferenceGraduate Coordinator Andrew Dowdle Receives Student Programs AwardMPA Student Ethan Hunter Receives Management Award



Make a Difference Day - Saturday, October 29. The Volunteer Action Center is excited to announce the date of the annual Make a Difference Day. We are thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Make a Difference Day on the University of Arkansas campus. This year we have more than 60 projects and are expecting upwards of 1,500 volunteers. RSO's are encouraged to sign up as a group for a project. In order to get involved with this great event, please click here to visit our Make a Difference Day Givepulse page and find a project that looks interesting to you. If you have any questions, please contact VAC Student Engagement at

CEO Global Way to Success Workshop, Saturday, October 29, WJWH 203. Join this dynamic program and gain valuable personal and career development. Register now at! Part of The Way to Success Executive Education Program. A great item to add to your resume.
Registration:  1:00 pm
Workshop:  1:30-3:30 pm
Mentor Groups:  3:30-4:30 pm
Workshop Presenter:  Thomas McDonald - "Develop the qualities employers are looking for in their employees."

Areas of Study

American Politics


American Politics examines the structure and dynamics of mass behavior, public opinion and governmental institutions. It further looks at their interrelationships and their role in the political and policy process. Specifically, it studies national government institutions such as the presidency, Congress, the bureaucracy, courts, subnational governments and the federal system. Organizations such as parties, interest groups and social movements are also part of this field. Specific attention is directed to the political behavior of parties, interest groups and social movements and their influence on these institutions and public policy.



Public administration, and especially the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.), prepares people who pursue public service careers. These degree programs develop the skills and techniques used by leaders and managers to implement policies, projects, and programs that resolve important societal problems while addressing organizational, human resource, and budgetary challenges. Graduates work in a wide variety of public service fields and in all levels of government (federal, state, local, and regional), in nonprofits, as well as in the international arena, and in the private sector.



Comparative politics focuses on some of the same issues as International Relations, but tends to examine them more within regional contexts. Typically, faculty will focus on Asia, western or eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East. 



This area of of study focuses on international affairs, broadly conceived. International relations students examine foreign affairs as well as relations among state and non-state factors in the international system. The discipline draws from economics, law, organizational studies and other fields.