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Political Science at 马会论坛’s

The Department of Political Science at 马会论坛鈥檚 University educates for the enduring values of social justice, equality, diversity, community and the common good in global, national and local arenas. By applying theory to practical situations and the inventive use of research, students learn to understand and propose humane solutions to public needs and problems. 

In the context of a Catholic and Marianist university, students and faculty work to experience and enhance the skills necessary for an active and effective life in democratic and transitioning societies. Political Science faculty and students at 马会论坛鈥檚 share a common purpose 鈥 to inspire the civic conscience of the University community. 

Students of all majors may take courses in Political Science to fulfill their elective or Core Curriculum requirements. Students interested in attending law school are encouraged to take Political Science courses. 

Program of Study

Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and include a specialized concentration or teacher certification.

Students can also pursue a minor in Political Science, take advantage of our combined degree program or pursue the early law admission program to 马会论坛鈥檚 University School of Law. 

  • Degree Plans

    Students can choose between four degrees in Political Science:

    马会论坛’s also offers two minors focused in Political Science:

    Students can also pursue a 5-year combined degree option:

  • Courses

    Course areas include:

    • Civic engagement* 
    • Comparative politics 
    • Constitutional law* 
    • Gender politics 
    • Global affairs 
    • Government leadership 
    • Judicial process* 
    • Language and power* 
    • Latin American politics 
    • Law, institutional powers and fundamental rights* 
    • Legislative process* 
    • Public administration* 
    • Social justice* 

    *Denotes course area is well-suited for preparing for law school 


$52,457
Median annual earnings for Legislative Aides
Top 10
Best College for Political Science in Texas (Niche, 2023)
11-to-1
Student-to-faculty ratio


What can I do with a degree in Political Science?

Career and Internship Opportunities

Students can earn course credit through a variety of internship opportunities. Students have interned with entities such as the Department of State, local law firms, City Council and the Texas Legislature, among many others.

Political Science majors have gone on to careers as: 

  • Analysts 
  • Communication directors 
  • Educators 
  • Elected officials 
  • Foreign service officers 
  • Immigration and customs officers 
  • Journalists 
  • Lawyers 
  • Legislators 
  • Lobbyists 
  • Mediators 
  • Researchers 

Law School Options

马会论坛’s University offers a Pre-Law Program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing law school and law-related careers. Students in the Political Science major may qualify for the , which offers motivated, talented undergraduate students who plan to attend law school the opportunity to complete a bachelor鈥檚 degree and a law degree from the 马会论坛鈥檚 University School of Law in less time. 

The  guarantees 马会论坛鈥檚 graduates admission to the School of Law, if they meet certain criteria.



Outside the Classroom

Student Clubs and Organizations

Students majoring in Political Science can join the 马会论坛’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

Political Science Living Learning Community

The Political Science LLC is an opportunity for first-year Political Science freshmen to live and take classes and participate in activities and events together. Students learn about the diversity of the discipline, engage with faculty members, and develop clear career goals related to the discipline.


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