The Department of Political Science has a long tradition of excellence. As part of the prestigious Texas A&M University System, we are well positioned to provide an expanding range of opportunities and benefits to our students and graduates. Political Science is an ideal major to prepare students for careers in public service, law - including the growing paralegal field, teaching, business, campaign management, and many other fields. It is an excellent minor that will complement the program of study in almost any other major.
Political Science includes the study of government, politics, public policy, and political philosophy. Political Science classes cover a broad range of topics and involve in-depth study of the behavior of individuals, groups, organizations, and government bodies, as well as examination of the political values that we share. At least as important in Political Science courses as their substantive content is an emphasis on the ability to analyze and communicate in a thoughtful fashion. These analytical and communication skills will be especially valuable in the rapidly changing job market.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Herndon
Associate Professor and Interim Department Head