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Undergraduate Programs: Political Science

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Degree Plan

This degree program is offered in Victoria.

If you are interested in working in or near our political system, a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) will help you develop the skills needed to succeed. A B.S. in Political Science prepares you to work in for-profit and non-profit organizations within the public and private sectors.

The Political Science major employs a two-track system to help students better understand the theories and philosophies of political systems that are consistent with the career you wish to pursue. The Political Science track focuses on the research behind political science and how it is done to properly integrate a theoretical understanding of the political world to the realities of the politics. The Pre-Law track focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of our legal system and its relation to the political world. Both tracks foster critical and creative thinking in the research and synthesis process. For students of all backgrounds who want to develop a diverse set of skills that can be employed in a variety of environments a degree in Political Science opens the doors to all kinds of opportunities. 

A bachelor's degree makes you more competitive for job opportunities and helps you advance to managerial positions for various employers. The political science bachelor's degree combined with internship experience, foreign language skills, mathematical/statistical skills, computer programming skills, or a graduate degree can lead to high-paying careers, such as:

Positions for B.S. in Political Science

Positions for B.S. in Political Science and advanced degree (M.A., M.S., Ph.D., or J.D.) or additional certification (usually for teaching)

City and County Administrators


State and Federal Agency Administrators

Administrative Law Judges

Regional Planners


Intelligence Analysts


Research Analysts


Public Policy Analysts


Executive Staffers

Education Administration

Legislative Staffers

College Professors

Foreign Service Officers


Law Clerks


Judicial Administrators


Federal Law Enforcement Agents


Campaign Administrators


Nonprofit Managers/Administrators


Special Interest Advocates/Lobbyists


Fundraising Specialists


Political Journalism


Political News Reporters


Online Content Managers


Political Cable Television/Broadcasting


Political News/Content Producer


Public Relations Specialists


Political Editors


Circulation Managers


Sales Associates


Political News/Content Programmer


Besides opening up job opportunities, the political science program can prepare you for graduate work in fields such as Law, Political Science, Business, Education, Communications, and Public Administration.

Political Science Links
To visit websites for research resources, news and information, or employers, click here.
Please contact for more information or contact members of the faculty to discuss the degree plan or opportunities available by majoring in Political Science.