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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.

A Minor in Political Science is also available.

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.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Manny Campos is such a great professor in every aspect. So positive about everything, especially after his morning coffee!”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Catherine Guerra</strong>, Border and Homeland Security</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <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> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Kristen Kilpatrick</strong>, Class of 2022, Political Science</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “With the help of our pre-law advisor, Dr. Tony Bartl, we have a 90% acceptance rate into law school after we graduate with our undergrad degree. I know I will be fully prepared for the LSAT and my future classes.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Kristen Kilpatrick</strong>, Class of 2022, Political Science</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <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> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Kinsey Barnett</strong>, Class of 2021, Political Science/History</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Mr. Campos has made an impact on my life. Not only has he taught me so much about Texas and the Federal Government, but he kept me engaged in the class, taught me how to take better notes and made everything relatable.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Chasity Lopez</strong>, Class of 2024</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <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> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Evelyn Burch</strong>, Class of 2019, Political Science</p> </blockquote>
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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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