Political Science, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science 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 Science 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

September 28, 2018

Strategic Planning Listenin...

Plainview CampusStrategic Planning Listening SessionsStrengthening Image and Influence Where It CountsFacilitators - Dr. Kevin Ludlum and Dr. Bobby...
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Multi-Purpose Room - LRC

October 10, 2018

Guest Lecture by Poet Chera...

ENGL 3307, Creative Writing.  Everyone is invited.
1:45pm - 3pm, Gates Hall

October 10, 2018

Poet Chera Hammons

Hammons will provide a poetry reading from her recent book. All students and faculty are invited to attend.
4pm - 6pm, Gates Hall

October 12, 2018

Languages and Culture Festival

The Spanish Club and Sigma Tau Delta, in support with the School of Languages and Literature, will host a Languages and Culture Festival for area h...
9am - 3pm, Gates Hall

April 12, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211) 
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center - Room 211

April 26, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211)
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center, Room 211

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