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Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science

Earning your political science degree will open career doors in a variety of settings, including public administration, international affairs, business and finance, non-governmental and nonprofit agencies, teaching and academic research, and journalism.

It can also be a great stepping stone for Pre-Law students, or to move on to graduate school in other fields.

Our department handles the advising for Pre-Law students.

Program Faculty

Our experienced and diverse faculty stay current on the latest state and national political issues. You can work side by side with them on research projects, and our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you deserve.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates enjoy careers in the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense, on the staffs of state and federal government officials, at businesses and nonprofit agencies, and in all types of law practice.

Our graduates have also been accepted to some of the most prestigious law and graduate schools in the nation.

  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/966,0,3268,2304/45253_DSC_0802-Edit.rev.1604085371.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/966,0,3268,2304/45253_DSC_0802-Edit.rev.1604085371.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/966,0,3268,2304/45253_DSC_0802-Edit.rev.1604085371.jpg" alt="student smiling" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “A lot of my opportunities have come through the ASU Honors Program. I participated in a fellowship through the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. That was a really special opportunity. I also interned through ASU’s Political Science department in Texas District 11 Representative Conaway’s office in Washington D.C.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Evelyn Burch</strong>, Class of 2019, Political Science</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,540,2731,3268/45212_COM_3725.rev.1604083688.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,540,2731,3268/45212_COM_3725.rev.1604083688.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,540,2731,3268/45212_COM_3725.rev.1604083688.jpg" alt="Student holding up the Ram Hand" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “My favorite class at Angelo State has been Urban Problems and Public Policy. I got an amazing insight into the problems that affect our communities and how policy can play a role in solving them. Dr. Matthew Gritter is one of the best professors I’ve ever had.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Kristen Kilpatrick</strong>, Class of 2022, Political Science</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/1040,237,3473,2673/45209_COM_3692.rev.1604083686.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/1040,237,3473,2673/45209_COM_3692.rev.1604083686.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/1040,237,3473,2673/45209_COM_3692.rev.1604083686.jpg" alt="Student holding up the Ram Hand" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Dr. Bruce Hunt had us read classic texts on the philosophy of politics, and I felt it was a key component to truly understanding why we do things the way we do!”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Kinsey Barnett</strong>, Class of 2021, Political Science/History</p></div></div></div>
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Our Courses

Gain valuable real-world experience through access to local representatives, class visits to the state legislature, and internships with local, state and U.S. government officials.

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