FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

Political Science, Public Administration & History

The faculty of the Department of Political Science, Public Affairs & History is well grounded in their areas of expertise and fully engaged in the university and the community. The faculty is committed to providing an excellent educational experience and to the success of our students.

The Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree. We also offer a Political Science and Peace & Social Justice minors, and certificates in Planning and Local Government Management. The BA program in Political Science is designed to provide students with the analytical tools needed to address local, regional, state and national public policy issues, as well as to achieve their career objectives. A degree in Political Science can aid student’s career pursuits in local, state, national, and international government, research, and lobbying for business and non-profit organizations, and public interest work for community service organizations. The degree also provides an excellent foundation for students who intend to pursue graduate study in law, public administration or public policy. The MPA program is offered largely online to accommodate those students working in the public or non-profit sectors. The program provides concentrations in environmental policy, management, and general public administration. The program is supported by an active External Relations Council who assist in keeping our courses relevant and important to the community. 

Degree Programs

History BA History MAPolitical Science BA Master of Public Administration


Minors & Certificates

Global StudiesHistoryLatin american studiesMedieval and early modern studies

peace & Social justicepolitical studieslocal Gov Management Certificate community Resilience Certificate


Department Contacts

Meet the PSPAH Faculty & Staff

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Shambayati, Hootan
Interim Chair Department of Political Science and Public Administration , Associate Professor of Political Science & Government
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Bogle, Jhaniene
Administrative Specialist
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