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B.S. in Political Science

 Political Science
Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate (Bachelors)

On Campus (In-Person)

Downtown Location

Political Science
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The Political Science Program contains one of the most balanced degree plans at the University of Houston-Downtown. Students can study a wide variety of courses ranging from community politics to international relations.

All students in the program learn and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge, skills, and abilities in critical thinking, data analysis, digital and visual literacy, qualitative and quantitative research, and writing and oral communication. The political science degree plan includes topics such as:

  • Public Policy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Political Theory
  • Campaign Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • State and Local Government
  • Environmental Policy
  • War in the Modern World

Degree Information

The following four year degree plan is based on the current UHD academic catalog. Students should meet with a CHSS Academic Advisor to review their plan.


The degree prepares undergraduates for careers that requires independent thinking, personal responsibility, and knowledge, skills, and abilities related to politics at the global, national, state, and local levels.

  • American, Texas,
    and Local Governments
  • Armed Forces
  • Campaigns and elections
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Counternarcotics
  • Counterterrorism
  • Education
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism and Media
  • Law Enforcement
  • Non-Profit and
  • Public Administration
  • Study and Practice of Law

Suggested Minors

  • International Relations - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Public Policy and Administration - 18 Hours Minimum

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Degree Coordinator

John Linantud, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
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