The Political Science curriculum provides you with broad understanding of political systems and the policy-making process and prepares you for careers in law, government service, teaching, business and journalism.

To accomplish these objectives, the Department of Political Science offers programs of study that will introduce you to the discipline and methods of political science: American politics, political philosophy, international relations, comparative politics, public administration and public policy.

Political Science Undergraduate Degrees


Lamar University's Department of Political Science offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as a Bachelor of Science with teacher certification.  Both degree types are offered with a Legal Studies Minor.

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MPA Graduates


The Department of Political Science offers a program of study leading to the Master of Public Administration degree. The M.P.A. Degree is designed to complement any undergraduate degree and prepare students for productive and rewarding careers in public service.

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