Political Science
American Government & Politics Specialization

Are you interested in working for the government? Campaigns and elections? Public policy? Or studying policy, politics, and political institutions from an academic perspective? If so, the Political Science American Government and Politics specialization might be for you.

The specialization focuses on developing broad skillsets and providing exposure to the social sciences, American government, and domestic politics. Students have access to local and national internships, as well as the opportunity to assist with faculty research. The specialization also provides the flexibility to pursue other interests in political science, other fields, and even study abroad.

If you have an interest in declaring the American government and politics specialization or wish to receive additional information, please contact Dr. Reed Welch ( or Dr. Dave Rausch ( for assistance. 

Graduate School

Are you interested in grad school? These are some of the places recent graduates have been admitted to pursue graduate studies: 

  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • University of Denver, Josef Korbel School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • American University 
Texas A&M Pipeline
Interested in attending graduate school at Texas A&M? We offer a pipeline program in conjunction with the TAMU Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Career Opportunities

Potential Employment Opportunities:

  • Lobbyist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Government Employment
  • Teaching and Education
  • Researcher 
Are you interested in a career related to politics, policy, elections, or government but not sure where to begin? Internships offer a great opportunity to explore various fields. Political Science has placed a number of students in government agencies, law firms, and non-profit organizations in recent years.
Political Science Minor

Are you interested in American politics, policy, and government but feel like the Political Science major is not right for you? We also offer a minor.