Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government

Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government

The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government at UWF offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with specializations in political science, political science pre-law, and international studies. They offer a Masters of Arts degree in political science. The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government also manages the World Languages Program at UWF.

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The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government offers students specializations in Political Science, Political Science Pre-Law, and International Studies.

Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government

The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government offers a B.A. in Political Science, including a Pre-Law option, a B.A. in International Studies, and an M.A. in Political Science. Students may also acquire minors in the respective areas of studies as well as minors in Spanish and World Languages and Cultures. 

These liberal arts programs challenge students to think about timeless questions pertaining to the governance of human societies, such as the origin and evolution of law and justice, the workings of political institutions and processes, the exercise of political leadership, the comparative performance of regimes, problems of war and peace and contemporary political issues.

Possible Careers  

  • Law and policy
  • Journalism 
  • Data analytics


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Racine Franks prepares for an Internship in Peru

UWF international studies student to intern at U.S. Embassy in Peru

Racine Frank, UWF international studies student, will soon embark on a ten week internship with the U.S. Embassy in Peru. Frank will work in the Consular Section of the embassy June 4 - Aug. 10 and will focus on immigration and visa processing during her time there.

Frank has high hopes that her work in the embassy will prepare her for a career in international diplomatic leadership. Frank says she sees herself working as a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department in the future. Of the internship, Frank says, “This is definitely a step toward where I’m trying to get.”

Follow Racine's journey to Peru.

Dr. Jocelyn Evans, Professor

Lawmakers and Constituent Communication

In an ever-evolving digital age, members of the U.S. Congress are increasingly using technology to communicate with their constituents. But are they also using virtual communication as a way to avoid face-to-face interaction with the public?

Dr. Jocelyn Evans, associate dean in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of West Florida and Jessica Hayden, a UWF graduate, address those issues in their book “Congressional Communication in the Digital Age.” Visit WUWF to listen, read, and learn more.