Student Organizations & Opportunities

Clubs

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society. Criteria:

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Mentoring Program - Pi Sigma Alpha coordinates the departmental mentoring program. Tutoring is available for both majors and non-majors in American Government 2210. Study groups available upon request.

Brown Bag Symposia - offered by Pi Sigma Alpha to all majors. Speakers are invited to provide information on internship opportunities, applying for law schools, faculty research, or advising changes.

Programs

Pre-Law

The Department of Sociology and Political Science is one of three departments at Tennessee Tech University that offers the pre-professional program of pre-law. Dr. Maxwell directs the pre-law program within political science, and most of our majors consider themselves to be pre-law at some point in their academic career. A substantial percentage of these continue this pursuit throughout their undergraduate tenure and apply for law school. To facilitate this substantial number of students, Dr. Whitney has developed a Pre-Law Club. This club holds regular meetings, provides information about law school deadlines, applications, sponsors speakers, and gives practice LSATs (Law School Admission Test). For more information, contact Dr. Lori Maxwell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mock Trial

Mock Trial course (POLS 2230 & 2240)  is available to all students across campus as well as political science majors. These students prepare for state and regional competitions, gain valuable practice arguing legal cases and working as a team, and are exposed to judicial practices. For more information, contact Dr. Lori Maxwell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Activities

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What is Political Science?

Information about the political science major

Scholarship & Awards

Student Achievements

Student Organizations & Opportunities

Information on Pi Sigman Alpha, the national political science honor society, and pre-law and mock trial programs

Internship Program

Information about internships in political science

Political Science Links

Links to useful political science websites