Undergraduate Degrees in Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Political Science


Bachelor of Science with Social Studies Teacher Certification


Bachelor of Science with Legal Studies Minor

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


Bachelor of Arts with Legal Studies Minor

Political Science Program Requirements*

The following minimum academic standards apply if you are enrolled as a major in the undergraduate programs at the Department of Political Science:

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  • A grade of 'C' or better in English composition courses is required. 
  • A grade of 'C' or better in all Political Science courses is required.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for graduation.  
  • An overall grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.

If you have a grade point deficiency of 10 or more, you will not be allowed to register as a Political Science major or transfer into Political Science programs.


*Lamar University reserves the right to modify degree requirements and teaching certificate requirements in keeping with legislative acts and rules established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the State Board for Educator Certification.

Get your B.S. and M.P.A. with Fast Track

The Fast Track program is designed to recruit talented, undergraduate political science majors. This program allows you to enroll in the graduate program for a fifth year you should graduate with your M.P.A. in just five years.

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