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Political Science at St. Mary’s

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Through the courses it offers, the research its faculty, staff and students conduct, and through the events it sponsors, the St. Mary’s University Department of Political Science seeks to examine two vital questions:

  • What is – as Aristotle called it – the good life?
  • How can we, as members of the civic community, be effective creators of a good life characterized by legal and social justice?

To answer them, the Department commits itself to the education of the whole student, to the scholarly life, and to an approach that reaches out in service to society.

A political science degree opens the door to many possible career opportunities, from journalist to intelligence officer.

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Best Colleges for Political Science in Texas (Niche 2023)

Political Science Living and Learning Community

Political Science Community

The Political Science Living and Learning Community is an opportunity for first year Political Science freshmen to live and take classes together, participate together in activities and events, and be mentored by a professor.

POLLCers learn about the diversity of the discipline, engage with faculty members and their research specializations and interests, and develop clear career goals related to the discipline by participating in the year-long experience.

Presidential Award Recipients

Allison Grijalva

Allison A. Grijalva

B.A. in Political Science
San Antonio, Texas

“The Marianist Charism and Characteristics have shown me that to be a warrior of service, justice and peace means to be radical like Mary. It means to love in an unapologetically fierce way.”

Angela Perez

Angela Perez

B.A. in Political Science
Mission, Texas

“Since my first day, I knew this was where I was meant to be. I have developed personal relationships with my professors that have enriched my education and shaped my future career goals.”

Outside the Classroom

Students at St. Mary’s enjoy a variety of activities, events, clubs and special programs. A few examples that pair well with our Political Science programs include:

Law School Options

For more information about any of these law-related programs, please see the School of Law Admission section.

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Learn More

We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have! Feel free to reach out to learn more about St. Mary’s University.

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