Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Administration of Justice

The mission of the Political Science and Administration of Justice Department is to promote responsible citizenship, prepare students to be skilled and effective leaders in local, state, and federal government and administration, and qualify our majors for acceptance to top-notch graduate programs and law schools. The Political Science and Administration of Justice Department provides majors with exposure to a broad range of topics within the disciplines of Political Science and Administration of Justice, and trains students in the techniques and theories used by scholars and practitioners in these disciplines to explore, describe, and explain political and social phenomena. The UH Hilo Political Science and Administration of Justice Department prides itself on small classes, personal advising, and quality education with aloha.

The Department offers two academic majors: Political Science and Administration of Justice. The Department of Political Science and Administration of Justice is within the Division of Social Sciences that is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Department Chair: Dr. Katherine Young