Aristotle noted that the study of politics was the first science. At A&M-Commerce, the study of politics will give you a deep understanding of the origins and meaning of social and political life, in addition to the personal and social responsibilities that community entails. Through an intensive immersion into areas such as political philosophy, international relations, American politics, and comparative politics you will acquire a strong foundation for the career of your choice or graduate studies. Our enthusiastic faculty are ready to guide you through the next step of your academic journey. Apply today!

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language BA: 12 hours. BS: NA
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 40 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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What You will learn

A degree in political science will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Gain critical thinking and communication skills you can use wherever your career takes you
  • Engage in thoughtful and meaningful discussions about human nature, law, government and politics
  • Develop your knowledge base and aptitude for further studies in graduate or law school
  • Fine-tune your research abilities through the study of the scientific method, research design, sampling and probability
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As a political science student, you will be prepared for a variety of career options in both the public and private sector. A bachelor's degree from A&M-Commerce will also give you an advantage should you continue on to graduate or law school.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Political Scientist
Market Research Analyst
Public Relations Specialist
Public Relations and Fundraising Manager

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery

Our programs emphasize traditional and emerging areas of study to both support your current interests and encourage you to discover new areas of passion and enrichment.

Student Organizations

A&M-Commerce proudly hosts the Zeta Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. In addition to public service projects, the political science honor society provides an outlet for political thought and challenges students to pursue excellence in all parts of their lives. The Zeta Gamma chapter seeks to instill a passion for the political and social realms of our society in their members so they may enlighten and influence our state, nation and world.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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