Political Science Program

Advocate for policies.
Become a legal expert.
Develop a global perspective.


Political Science Program

Learn to analyze the issues around power, politics, and policy.

Are you interested in government policies, international affairs, or political behaviors? If you answered yes, then a degree in Political Science may be the path for you. In the Political Science program at UTPB, students will develop a global perspective, which will help prepare them to work in leadership roles. 

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Why Political Science at UTPB?


Create impact

Influence political and societal change

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Meet your personal needs and professional goals


Broad career paths

Various job opportunities upon graduating

Why should I study Political Science?

Many students who choose political science learn about government policies not just in the United States, but all over the world. It also goes beyond that. Studying political science is an easy way to affect real change in politics and obtain a deep understanding of policy issues. 

On a broader scale, majoring in political science will help you discover methods of analysis that are useful in your personal and professional life and is an excellent preparation to help you succeed in almost any career. 

What are my job prospects?

Political Science graduates will be able to pursue careers in a variety of different fields, including:

  • Policy analyst or consultant 
  • Politician
  • Public relations specialist 
  • Attorney 
  • Campaign manager 
  • Civil rights advocate 
  • FBI/CIA agent 

What kind of skills will I learn?

A degree in Political Science gives students the skills to understand and work with various concepts. Some of those skills include:

  • Logical thinking
  • Communication 
  • Planning & development 
  • Analytical & research 
  • Argument & debate 

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