The Political Science department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, while Public Affairs offers a Bachelor of Science degree. The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree prepares students for careers in various aspects of public service, law, business, journalism, politics, public policy analysis, and education. They learn how to evaluate individual and group behavior in political systems. In addition, the department offers 6 semester hours of American and Texas government credits that are required of all students by the university.
The course consists of eight semesters of which includes: POLS and PA courses.
The Political Science Department offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree and a Dual MPA / Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree in coordination and partnership with the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.