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Political Science Program Overview

The Political Science program of the Department of Social Sciences at Tarleton State University offers both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in three different subject areas, as well as the B.S. degree for teacher certification in Social Studies. The subject areas include:

  • American Politics
  • Legal Studies
  • Comparative Politics/International Relations

The degrees and activities of our Political Science program offer students the opportunity to engage in current political and policy issues in a knowledgeable way and provide the skills to interact with national, regional and global challenges. Our program also offers many opportunities to experience the places, people and issues related to politics and government while preparing for a wide range of career options.

The strength of this program is evident in the quality students and faculty. From scholarly publications with major presses to excellence in the classroom, our faculty offer a wide range of specializations, quality instruction, and mentoring in research. Students have opportunities to engage in many activities from research and presentations related to courses, study abroad and away programs, campus student organizations, internships, and much more. Some of these opportunities are highlighted below, and we welcome you to contact our department or one of the faculty listed for more information.