Political Science BA / BS Degree
Gain Skills Essential for Law, Politics and Other Career Paths
Completing a bachelor’s degree in political science at The University of Texas at Tyler is excellent preparation for careers in law, political analysis, teaching, or working in local, state or federal government. Community organizations and electoral politics are additional options for majors in political science
- Gain critical writing, communication and analytical skills that are in demand for any type of career pursuit.
- Get up-close/in-depth experience in Washington, D.C., by applying for the Archer Fellowship, established by former U.S. congressman Bill Archer. Two exceptional UT Tyler students are selected each semester for this prestigious internship.
Political science majors often enter law school, choose careers in international relations and or become teachers. Graduates of the program are teaching at Trinity Valley Community College, Kilgore College and other colleges in Texas.
Learn more from the Department of Political Science.
Bachelor’s in Political Science: Engaging. World-Focused.
- Take part in the Model United Nations program to address global issues in a real-world setting.
- Gain valuable experience before you graduate by completing an internship with elected officials in local, state or national politics.
- Develop critical thinking skills that prepare you to analyze global political theories and correctly frame political discussions. Examine cultural and social diversity issues, and strengthen your communication skills.
- Undertake research assignments designed to deepen understanding of national and international political thought.
Career Outlook for Political Science
While prospects for those with advanced education are best, a broad range of career fields is available with a bachelor’s degree in political science including law, journalism, international relations and politics.
Political Science Courses: International Scope. Theory Based.
Model United Nations
Learn about the historical development of international organizations, and the structure and inner workings of the United Nations. Top students are chosen to represent UT Tyler at the National Model United Nations in New York City.
American Campaign Politics
Undertake an analysis of the basic components of campaigns in the US. Examine the electoral process, American voting behavior, the role of media, campaign strategy and tactics, and more.
Examine the intellectual and philosophical foundations of jurisprudence from Roman law through English common law to contemporary legal philosophy.