Political Science, B.A.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is available at the following campuses.

About this Program

Focused on Western political practices, the political science major introduces students to studies over the Constitution, the presidency, civil rights, civil liberties, political behavior, and national, state, and local government.

When studying for this degree, political science majors take 31 hours in field specific courses, 25 of which must fall into the upper-level division. Students will take courses that help them fulfill their academic goals, such as Comparative Politics and State and Local Government.

After completing the program, students will be prepared for graduate school, law school, or for a political career, including sub-fields like law enforcement (FBI), government service, and public administration.


A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science requires 124 semester hours.  A total of 31 hours in political science are required, 25 must be upper-level.

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The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. 

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  • Activist, Advocate/Organizer
  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Campaign Staff
  • Career Counselor
  • City Housing Administrator
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Public Affairs Adviser

School of Behavioral & Social Sciences Events

October 22, 2020

Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees meeting.Committee meetings at various locations on the Plainview Campus
8am - 5pm, Plainview Campus

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