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Political Science

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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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What is Political Science?

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science prepares graduates independent thinking, personal responsibility, 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.


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

Last updated 3/24/2022 9:38 AM