Up to six semester hours in the Political Science major program may be earned in an internship or cooperative work experience. Internships suitable for this purpose, however, are not always available. The minor in Criminal Justice requires an internship of three semester hours. Placement and internships must be approved by the Department.
The Department sponsors a number of clubs and organizations in which Department majors are required to participate in fulfillment of the Assessment Plan’s student portfolio.
The AAMU Democrats is a political science club whose aim is to provide students with practical experience in real world politics. The club engages in a variety of activities including put not limited to voter registration drives, campaigning for local, state and national candidates, and hosting political forums and speakers.
Alpha Kappa Delta
This is the National Honor Society for Sociology. The society promotes interest in the study of Sociology, research and discussion of social problems, and activities designed to improve the human condition. It also encourages students to interact with each other and the faculty informally to improve their scholarly and professional skills.
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Rosher (372-5485)
Pi Sigma Alpha
This is the National Political Science Honor Society. The goal of the Omega Omega chapter at Alabama A&M is to recognize outstanding scholarship in political science and give its members opportunities for both personal and professional growth.
Advisor: Mr. Douglas Turner (372-5342)
The Pre-Law Society is a departmental club that assists departmental majors-- and those from other disciplines as well--to prepare for law school. The club engages in a number of activities such helping students prepare for the LSAT, visiting area law schools, and hosting forums and speakers on legal issues.
Advisors: Diane Wilkinson (372-5347)
Sociology and Criminal Justice Club
The club is designed to foster scholarship and fellowship among all students who are interested in the study of Sociology and/or Criminal Justice. The club engages in a variety of service activities both on campus and in the local community. It also fosters leadership skills among its members and officers.
Student International Studies Association (SISA)
SISA is a student organization devoted to understanding international and global issues. The club promotes scholarship in the field of international studies, organizes lectures, seminars, and discussions on global topics, and hosts extra-curricular activities related to international studies.