Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Political Science prepares students for intellectual and professional success and productive citizenship by providing superior teaching supported by active research and effective service.At the undergraduate level, the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce features programs in two tracks.

General Political Science

The General Political Science Emphasis includes classes in American Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, and Political Theory. It provides a flexible major or minor for students planning careers in government, law, teaching, business, or practical politics.

Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies Emphasis provides specialized classes to prepare students to work in law offices as paralegals. Practicing attorneys teach courses in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law, Probate, Legal Research, and other areas. It is a highly successful program for a field with a growing job market. 

Our program is the only one in Texas approved by the American Bar Association offering a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies.

The TAMU-C Political Science Department has a faculty that is dedicated to helping each student reach his or her potential. Classes are small to moderate in size, allowing for lots of discussion and special activities. The program is not easy. But students who complete it can take pride in knowing that they have succeeded in one of the University's most challenging courses of study.

Honors Society

Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Honor Society.  To be eligible for national membership, students must be a political science majors or minors who have completed at least 12 hours of political science with at least one course at the 300 level.  Potential members must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their political science coursework and an overall GPA of 2.75.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor.

Dr. Jeffrey C. Herndon 
Associate Professor and Interim Department Head
Department of Political Science
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
Phone: 903-886-5312
Fax: 903-886-5318
E-mail: Jeffrey.Herndon@tamuc.edu