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Political Science

Explore American politics and international affairs to become a more conscientious global citizen.

President George W. Bush speaks to a classYou’ll examine different government structures across states, countries and regions, and learn how to synthesize complex issues. 

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Sample Courses


  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Media and Politics
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Global Justice  
  • Mideast Politics 
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

What Sets Us Apart


The department of political science houses three unique programs for learning outside the classroom. You can immerse yourself in nation’s capital in the Washington, D.C. Internship Program, learn more about international relations in Model U.N. and hone your argumentation and debate skills in Moot Court.

Career Prospects


From international affairs to education and law enforcement, TCU political science graduates are successful in many positions and organizations, including:  

  • Former White House Assistant Press Secretary 
  • Former Director of Message Planning at the Office of the Vice President 
  • Congressional Staff Aids 
  • Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives 
  • Director of the Forensic Laboratory, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Central Intelligence Agency 
  • NASA Mars Exploration Program 
  • U.S. Department of State 
  • Goldman Sachs 
  • The Economist 
  • NRG Energy 
  • Harvard Law School 
  • Yale Law School 
  • University of California, Berkley Law School