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UNT’s undergraduate program offers students the opportunity to specialize in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory. The department also has strengths in areas that bridge traditional subfield boundaries, such as Peace and Conflict, Political Institutions, and Race and Ethnic Politics. Exceptional students may also apply to complete a master's degree in Political Science while an undergraduate student.
You may choose courses in American politics, public law, political theory, public policy, government and politics around the world, and international relations. You'll also take one required course in political research methods. Several electives help you learn advanced research techniques, making you more competitive in the job market. We also oversee a study abroad program at The Hague, Netherlands where you can live in an international hub for justice and law.
Our faculty members are among the most active researchers in the field, and many are considered experts in their focus area. They've written books and articles for respected publications and received numerous grants to study:
A Political Science degree teaches you the analytical skills that will open the door to jobs in public, non-profit, and private organizations. Many political science majors pursue careers in: