UT Tyler Political Science

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UT Tyler Political Science

UT Tyler Department of Political Science

College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Political Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs preparing students for diverse careers in the private and public sectors, including law, political analysis, government, international affairs, political campaigns and education.

As a student in the UT Tyler political science BA/BS degree program, you will:

  • Master the political institutions of both Texas and the United States.
  • Explore the intricacies of international relations and foreign policy, and compare political systems.
  • Gain experience with the law.
  • Acquire critical writing, communication and analytical skills.

The undergraduate program also offers minors in international relations, political science and pre-law, and courses leading to teacher certification in social studies.

In the UT Tyler political science MA degree program, you will develop advanced speaking, writing, analytical and research skills in preparation for political science doctoral studies, teaching at the junior college level or employment in the public or private sector.

The award-winning UT Tyler Model United Nations Program offers both undergraduate and graduate students exposure to international diplomacy through in-depth country research, and familiarization with the structures and mandates of the United Nations. Students travel worldwide to participate in Model United Nations conferences, where they are able to learn invaluable skills during simulation that will last a lifetime.

As a participant you will have opportunities to compete at national and international Model UN events, where UT Tyler students have received numerous distinguished awards.

Political Science Department's Two Year Plan (2020-2022)

Degree Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Degree Plan for Bachelor of Science in Political Science

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