Political Science: Bachelor Degree Program

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What is a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at UNT Dallas?

Are you interested in a career in politics, law, public policy or government? Political science majors at UNT Dallas are curious about the world, the nation and their community. At UNT Dallas, they will not only learn about politics and government, but gain valuable analytical, communication and research skills that prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in diverse industries. The political science degree program blends the study of government and human political behavior in a major that is designed to be interdisciplinary, using insights from sociology, psychology and economics, in addition to providing foundational knowledge about political theory, political institutions and international affairs. Political science majors will become discerning consumers of political messages and understand the importance of political context in communication.

What marketable skills will I learn?

  • Written and oral communication
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Law and policy awareness
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Awareness of the different nature of international political behavior

Why earn a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UNT Dallas?

Political science majors at UNT Dallas will take advantage of the degree’s interdisciplinary nature and broaden their foundational knowledge by enrolling in courses like history, sociology, criminal justice and psychology that prepare graduates for jobs in diverse fields. Political science majors at UNT Dallas are encouraged to engage with the policy issues of the city, the state and the nation, and UNT Dallas is committed to experiential learning such as internships and other real-world experiences that employers desire, while helping you to build professional networks. At UNT Dallas, you’ll find that not only is our political science degree affordable, you will receive personal attention every step of the way from our dedicated faculty to ensure your academic success. Political science can also be taken as a minor.

What career opportunities are available with a Political Science degree?

Political science graduates from UNT Dallas will be positioned to pursue an advanced degree or enter the workforce in a number of exciting careers that include:

  • Federal, state and local government
  • Political campaigns
  • Public affairs communications
  • Lobbying for interest groups, non-governmental organizations and corporations
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Parole/Probation officers
  • Legal investigators and assistants