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Department of Government, Legal Studies, and Philosophy

The mission of the department through the coordination of these disciplines is to provide quality degree programs to prepare students for a wide range of career options. The department also has a significant role in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and in accomplishing the mission of the university by guiding all students to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens in their communities through the general education core curriculum. Further, through the core and advanced courses the department offers support to many other university degree programs. The Department of Government, Legal Studies, and Philosophy includes the disciplines of:

  • Government
  • International Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies

Programs and Opportunities

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Scottish Studies Program

The annual study abroad program in Scotland focuses on European Politics, Nationalism, Political Philosophy and other areas.

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Pre-Law Program

The Pre-Law program at Tarleton is a collaboration across many degree programs and with the student-led Pre-Law Association to assist students who are considering law school or legal professions.

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Tarleton students in Washington, D.C. for Spring Break

Tarleton in Washington, D.C.

A week-long program every Spring Break that offers students in History, Government, and Policy courses the opportunity to tour in DC as well as conduct research.

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Congressional Internships / Scholarships

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

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