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Political Science Program Overview

Student Spotlight

The degree I’ve earned from Tarleton State has provided me with the proper tools to exceed at my position. My Political Science degree has given me the confidence and knowledge that is key when working in the state’s legislative process.

Cameron Mitchell, B.S. Political Science, Class of 2018

The Department of Government, Legal Studies, and Philosophy offers major and minor programs in Political Science en route to a Bachelor's degree.  These programs are designed for students who seek skills and substantive knowledge necessary to better understand the causes and effects of a wide variety of governmental institutions, processes, policies, and political behavior in preparation for exciting career opportunities both within and outside government.

All of Tarleton’s Political Science majors get foundational training in comparative politics, international politics, political philosophy, research methods, and statistics. They also select a concentration and develop a capstone project in line with their academic or career interests.

Political Science majors can choose from two areas of concentration: Self-Designed and 4+1 Accelerated Concentration to Master's of Public Administration (MAPA) Click on the links below for a complete list of course requirements. 

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Download the 2022-2023 Advising Guide (Self-Designed Concentration)

Download the 2022-2023 Advising Guide (Accelerated Concentration)

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Download the 2022-2023 Advising Guide (Self-Designed Concentration)

Download the 2022-2023 Advising Guide (Accelerated Concentration)

Minor in Political Science

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Programs and Opportunities

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Bachelors + Masters in 5 years

Beginning Fall 2021 students will have the opportunity to complete both their Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Master's degree in Public Administration in just 5 years with the new Accelerated Concentration.


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Congressional Internships

Numerous individual and customized opportunities are available for you to participate in internships and service learning in professions related to your major and vocational interests.

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Political Science Faculty
Name Education Expertise Office Phone
Cogley, Dr. Nathaniel Ph.D., Yale University African Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and U.S. Federal Government. *Currently on leave as Deputy Director of Policy for the Census Bureau O.A. Grant 352 254-968-9631
Cross, Dr. Malcolm L. Ph.D., University of Missouri American Politics (Presidency, Legislature, Elections and Political Parties, and State and Local Government) O.A. Grant 357 254-968-9621
Egelston, Dr. Anne Ph.D., Rutgers University Global Affairs, Environmental Politics, and Texas Government O.A. Grant 342 254-968-1699
Margolis, Dr. Lawrence S. Ph.D., University of Michigan Comparative Politics O.A. Grant 363 254-968-9628
Morrow, Dr. Eric V. Ph.D., Baylor University Religion and Politics, U.S. Public Policy, and Texas Government O.A. Grant 241 254-968-9626
Reynolds, Dr. Marcie Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago American Politics (Interest Groups, the Judicial Branch, and State and Local Government) O.A. Grant 372 254-968-1826
Velasco, Dr. Jesus G. Ph.D., University of Texas Latin American Politics, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Views of the US O.A. Grant Building, Room 365 254-968-9627