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  • Department of Government

  • The mission of the Department of Government is to educate students in the areas of government, politics, and international affairs, and by this means to foster more knowledgeable, informed, and active citizenship, as well as more enlightened future political leadership, in the communities to which they belong.

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  • Now Offering Online M.A. Political Science Program

  • Political Science MA

  • Graduate Catalog for M.A. Political Science

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  • Dept. of Government Office

  • Office Location: Building 50, Room 119
    Department phone: (850) 474-2929
    Fax: (850) 473-7001

  • Mailing Address

  • Department of Government
    University of West Florida
    11000 University Parkway
    Building 50
    Pensacola, FL 32514

  • Dr. Michelle Williams, Chair
    (850) 474-2347

  • Sheila Freeman, Office Administrator
    (850) 474-2337

  • 11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514
  • 850-474-2000

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    Pi Sigma Alpha - National Honor Society

    Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Honor Society for the Department of Government. The Rho Pi Chapter was founded in 1920 at the University of Texas for the purpose of stimulating scholarship and intelligent interest in political science. The chapter at the University of West Florida was founded in 1989.

    Pi Sigma Alpha At the University of West Florida this organization brings together
    faculty and students interested in the study of government and politics. Its principal purpose is to recognize academic excellence on the part of political science and international studies majors. New members are inducted at an annual banquet held in the spring at which a person
    involved in public affairs is invited to speak.

    Criteria For Membership in The Rho Pi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha:

    Rho Pi Chapter Goals

    *As a society we strive for the promotion of political awareness throughout the University and the community at large.

    *Bring together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics

    *To stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in Political Science

    *Recognize the attainment of scholarship of a superior quality

    *Sponsor programs and events of value to the profession and teaching of Political Science-at the chapter level.

    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jocelyn Evans,, 474-2660

    World Affairs Organization/Model UN

    Model UNThis club is open to all students of the University of West Florida. Its mission is to call attention to international issues and to foster cross-cultural understanding by means of meetings, debates, round-table discussions, dinners, forums, hosting expert speakers, and promoting the Model UN

    Model United Nations is a worldwide educational effort to introduce students to the activities of the United Nations through a simulated environment of meetings in which participants take on the roles of country representatives to the UN committees. Members have the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences and participate in organized debates.

    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Williams,, 474-2347 x

    Pi Sigma Alpha - Rho Pi Chapter Hall of Inductees

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