The Department of Political Science is a combination of the Political Science Program offers degree in political science. The pre-law program is housed in this department.

The Political Science Program

The Political Science Program offers courses designed to prepare students for advanced study in graduate school and professional school (notably law school). Such preparation includes the understanding of political systems and political processes in the United States and elsewhere, the understanding of basic concepts found in the field of political science, and the learning of basic research methods.

The Pre-Law Program

The Division of Social Sciences offers a challenging Minor in Pre-Law. It is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge, critical thinking skills, and ethical framework essential to informed and socially responsible citizenship.

The Pre-Law Minor is intended to assure an advantage to Tougaloo students who plan to apply to law school. However, no specific course of study is required for law school admission. Instead, all law schools emphasize the value of excellent reading comprehension, analytical reasoning skills, and a solid command of written English. While intellectual agility can be cultivated in many ways, an interdisciplinary liberal arts education grounded in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences -- coupled with our Pre-Law Minor -- is strongly recommended.

Department Contact

Wanda F. McGowan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
   601-977-7860
   wmcgowan@tougaloo.edu