Political Science

Political Science students learn about American political history and institutions, study constitutional law from the founding era to the latest Supreme Court decision, master the techniques of political analysis and examine political change worldwide. Many courses will facilitate the opportunity for students to 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
  • Comparative Politics

Students interested in international studies and politics have the option of participating in competitions including 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 for students interested in law school. Baylor's Department of Political Science offers a pre-law track for political science majors. We offer a range of courses that deal with many of 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. Students from any discipline may also choose to pursue a minor in Criminal Justice.

Graduates have found jobs as lobbyists and business consultants.  They also have held positions in government agencies or as teachers.  

For more information: Political Science


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