Political Science

Political science at Henderson State University prepares students to understand and interact with the political system of the nation and its role and relationship with the rest of the global community. Toward that end, the department offers a variety of courses from highly competent instructors in the several sub-fields of the discipline.

Fields covered include American government, state and local government, constitutional law, comparative government, international relations, public policy and administration and research methods. These courses help to equip students with the conceptual and analytical skills they require in order to understand the nature of the political systems that affect them and empower them to act as responsible and involved citizens.

Beyond Henderson, students will be empowered to lead satisfying lives and to succeed in the workplace, graduate school and the professions. The faculty members of the department have received their advanced degrees from leading universities and the department encourages them to engage in constructive scholarship for the sustained improvement of teaching and creative research leading to the presentation of their work at professional conferences and publication.


  • Popular Culture and American Politics
  • American Constitutional Development
  • Comparative Politics in Africa
  • Political Behavior
  • Social and Political Theory

Additional courses


  • Government affairs researcher
  • Urban and regional planner
  • Policy analyst
  • Political reporter
  • Lawyer
  • Community service organization director

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Department of Social Sciences
McBrien Hall, Room 201B 
Box 7793 
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001