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Political Science

Political Science students at Baylor learn about American political history and institutions, study the development of our constitutional law from the founding era to the latest Supreme Court decision, master the techniques of rigorous political analysis, examine the causes and effects of political change around the world, and survey the writings of great philosophers. Available courses include:

  • American State and Local Government
  • Minority and Ethnic Group Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Urban Political Processes
  • Government and Politics of the Middle East

Students interested in international law and politics have the option of participating in Model United Nations, Model Organization of American States and Undergraduate Moot Court. These competitions give students an opportunity to witness and practice what they learn in the classroom.

Political Science is one of the most popular majors selected by students who are interested in pursuing law school. The Political Science Department works closely with the Pre-Law track, emphasizing the most important issues that lawyers and jurists confront in their careers, from criminal justice, constitutional law, public policy and the courts, and international law. The Political Science Department also offers a minor in Criminal Justice.

Graduates have also found job opportunities as lobbyists, business consultants, positions in various government agencies or as teachers.

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