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Bachelor of Science in Political Science

The Political Science Program contains one of the most balanced degree plans at the University of Houston Downtown. Students can study a wide variety or courses ranging from community politics to international relations.

All students in the program learn and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge, skills, and abilities in critical thinking, data analysis, digital and visual literacy, qualitative and quantitative research, and writing and oral communication. The political science degree plan includes topics such as:

  • • Public Policy
  • • Constitutional Law
  • • Political Theory
  • • Campaign Politics
  • • Foreign Policy
  • • State and Local Government
  • • Environmental Policy
  • • War in the Modern World


The degree prepares undergraduates for any career that requires independent thinking, personal responsibility, and knowledge, skills, and abilities related to politics at the global, national, state, and local levels.

  • • American, Texas, and Local Governments
  • • Armed Forces
  • • Business and Political Risk
  • • Campaigns and elections
  • • Central Intelligence Agency
  • • Civil and Human Rights
  • • Counternarcotics
  • • Counterterrorism
  • • Education
  • • Foreign Service
  • • Journalism and Media
  • • Law Enforcement
  • • Non-Profit and Non-Government Organizations
  • • Public Administration
  • • Study and practice of law

Suggested Minors

  • International Relations - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Public Policy and Administration - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Scholarships

  • CHSS Scholarships
  • Degree Coordinator
    John Linantud, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Room: N-1018

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    Last updated or reviewed on 3/11/15

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