Civic literacy put into action.

Located just five minutes from the Mississippi State Capitol building, Millsaps College offers a unique opportunity for you to pursue a degree in government and politics in a city that is shaped by politics. Professors in the Government and Politics Department will challenge you to develop your own perspectives on politics in a scholarly and professional way. Small class sizes ensure you will get the attention you need from professors as well as promote discussions in ways that a larger classroom setting cannot.

With a degree in government and politics, you can pursue a career in areas such as public service, government, teaching, law, business, journalism, public affairs, and international relations.

The close proximity of Millsaps College to state government, city government, political party offices, and countless interest groups present unmatched opportunities for internships.


Victoria Gorham

Assistant Professor of Government and Politics

Robert W. Pearigen

President of the College; Professor of Government and Politics

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