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Political Science

Political Science

What can I do with this major?


Related Career Titles

Search for potential careers/jobs with these position titles.

  • Political Aide
  • Legal Assistant
  • Pollster
  • Outreach Strategist
  • Community Organizer
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Employment Services Specialist
  • Community Supervision Officer
  • Political Coordinator
  • Legal Advocate
  • Fundraiser
  • Communications Staff
  • Research Associate
  • Campaign Staffer
  • Government Relations Specialist
  • Resident Services Coordinator
  • Grants Specialist
  • Instructor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Activist
  • Advocate
  • Campaign Field Representative
  • Juvenile Supervision Officer

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Professional Organizations

Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:
  • Student Government Association (UHD group)
  • Texas Freedom Network at UHD (chapter)
  • International Political Science Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Pre-Law Association (UHD group)


Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Political Science*
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Juris Doctorate (Law School)*
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Public Policy*
  • Master of Public Administration*


Community Partnerships

Research local organizations offering internships/field experiences to students pursuing a Political Science degree.
  • U.S. District Courts
  • Congress Woman Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Mona Mentors Community Agency, Inc.
  • American Diabetes Association
  • The Borgen Project
  • HAWC
  • Houston Public Library
  • Texas Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services DARS/Division of Blind Services
  • Mayor's Anti-Gang Task Force
  • Harris County Juvenile Probation
  • Houston Press
  • Harris County Precinct (1-8)
  • USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
  • SEARCH Homeless Center
  • Houston Parks and Recreation


  • United Way
  • M.D. Anderson
  • Harris County Public Health: Office of Policy & Planning
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • ACLU of Texas
  • Children at Risk
  • Communities in Schools
  • The Women’s Home
  • Julia C. Hester House
  • Houston SPCA
  • SEIU
  • The City of Houston
  • VITAS Healthcare of Texas
  • Houston Police Department
  • Catholic Charities


What is Political Science?

The Bachelor of Science in Political Science prepares graduates independent thinking, personal responsibili​ty, and knowledge, skills, and abilities related to politics at the global, national, state, and local levels. Graduates demonstrate up-to-date knowledge, skills, and abilities in critical thinking, data analysis, digital and visual literacy, qualitative and quantitative research, and writing and oral communication.