Political Science

How can we properly decide on the laws we put into practice? How do people acquire the power to govern? And how should this power be legally divided, distributed and restrained? If these are questions that you find yourself wondering, then you may want to consider majoring in Political Science.

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UTSA’s Political Science Program

UTSA’s Political Science degree encompasses a broad range of subjects like American politics, international relations, political philosophy and law. You can also choose an optional concentration in Social Studies. Concentrations are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.

In this program, you’ll explore how individuals exercise power in group settings and the institutions, rules and processes that are put in place to promote civilian cooperation. You’ll learn about democracy and other forms of government, styles of leadership, the ideas of Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes and Locke, the influence of non-governmental organizations in world politics, the formation of public opinion, Constitutional law, and the developing role of social media in politics. 

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