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Interested in a career in Law?

Our Pre-Law Advising program offers assistance for students pursuing careers in law. Some popular areas of expertise for students pursuing law degrees include Family Law, Criminal Law and Business Law. Lawyers are also needed in virtually every business area to assist in the interpretation of rules and regulations. Graduates of our program have been admitted to many prestigious law schools, including Columbia, University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown, Baylor, Texas Tech and Harvard.

Program Details

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What Can You Do With a Political Science Degree?

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.

Our graduates have been accepted to some of the most prestigious law and graduate schools in the nation. Internships in Washington, D.C., and San Angelo have prepared our students for careers on Capitol Hill and at all levels of government, and to start businesses and excel in the private sector.

  • <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> “My professors were great teachers and mentors to me, and I still reference their lessons today in my career field.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19048-asu-trailblazer-danny-chavez">Danny Chavez</a></strong>, Class of 2013, Political Science</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> “The Department of Political Science and Philosophy has provided me with hands-on work opportunities, which have helped me gain real-world experience and develop into a stronger student, employee and critical thinker.</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Hanne Campbell</strong>, Political Science, Class of 2024</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I felt prepared for the workforce and the real world. It set me apart, and this helped me identify my path.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19048-asu-trailblazer-danny-chavez">Danny Chavez</a></strong>, Class of 2013, Political Science</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Angelo State made me feel I had the highest chance to succeed in pursuing my education, and also met most factors I considered with school like cost, quality of education and proximity to my family.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19048-asu-trailblazer-danny-chavez">Danny Chavez</a></strong>, Class of 2013, Political Science</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My Political Science Degree at Angelo State?

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Practical Experiences 

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, as well as other professionals in a wide variety of career fields. You can also attend campus, regional and national seminars and conferences.

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Travel the World

Broaden your worldview of the governments, justice systems, societies and cultures of other countries through a variety of summer study abroad programs.

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Networking Opportunities

We have a variety of student organizations that you can join for networking and professional development. Our groups include the Student Government Association, Young Democrats and College Republicans, plus chapters of the Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honor society and the Pi Gamma Mu social science honor society. All our organizations allow you to connect with faculty and other students.


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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.