Political Science

 Why Study Political Science at Texas Tech?

The political science curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation and broad understanding of the discipline of political science and allow them to specialize in areas of particular substantive interest. Political science provides excellent instruction for students interested in politics, law, journalism, teaching, or civil service. Insight into political values, domestic policy issues, and foreign policy are invaluable for students interested in such careers as well as for careers in business. 

Political Science Categories of Study

• American Politics

• Political Research Methodology

• Political Theory

• Public Administration and Public Policy

• Public Law

• International Relations

• Comparative Politics

• Selected Topics Courses

10 Cool Things to do with a Political Science Degree:

• Work on Political Campaigns

• Become a political correspondent

• Work for and possibly run a nonprofit organization

• Become a political consultant

• Become a military advisor

• Work for the private or public sectors of the Federal Government

• Enter into elected office

• Go into the public service

• Work for the Department of Commerce

• Become a lobbyist for important policy areas

Government & Public Service Internship Program

The Government & Public Service Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to experience either federal or state government first-hand. Internships are located in Washington, D.C. and Austin, TX and provide students with an inside look at how government works at federal and state levels.

Washington D.C. Congressional Internship Info: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuintern/washington/

Austin Legislative Internship Info: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuintern/austin/


Helpful Links

Apply to become a student in Political Science at Texas Tech University.

Visit the Department of Political Science website.

See what jobs you can get with a degree from the Department of Political Science.

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