The Department of Political Science and Public Service builds and shares knowledge about the diverse fields of political science, public administration, and nonprofit management. We provide UTC undergraduates and graduate students with high quality instruction in these fields through our bachelor’s, master’s, certificate, and badge programs.
For undergraduate students, we offer Bachelor of Science in Political Science degree with six concentration options:
International and comparative studies
Public administration and nonprofit management
Politics (a general, flexible concentration allowing combinations of courses from the other concentrations)
We offer two undergraduate minors:
Learn more about our undergraduate programs.
At the graduate level, the department also offers the Master of Public Administration degree, with three tracks:
Local government management concentration
Nonprofit management concentration
Generalist track (a flexible, “build your own” concentration option)
The department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management for students who already have a master’s degree in a related field or significant nonprofit management experience.
Learn more about our Master of Public Administration and graduate certificate programs.
All students may earn a Badge in Applied Politics by participating in a series of non-credit workshops. Learn more about our badge program.
We're moving! We are currently in Pfeiffer Hall 206. As of Fall 2021, the PSPS department will be located on the 4th floor of the 540 McCallie Building.
Contact our Administrative Specialist at [email protected] or 423-425-4281, who will provide the information you need or connect you with the appropriate person. Our mailing address is 615 McCallie Avenue #6356, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598.
Learn about our faculty and staff.