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Political Science

Political Science Program

If you are interested in working in or near our political system, a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) will help you develop the skills needed to succeed. A B.S. in Political Science prepares you to work in for-profit and non-profit organizations within the public and private sectors. 

Degree Plan Options

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Bachelor of Science in Political Science - Pre-Law

Credit Hours 120 Credit Hours
Delivery Methods Victoria (traditional semesters)
Tuition & Fees Rates Per Semester


Critical and Creative Thinking

The Political Science major employs a two-track system to help students better understand the theories and philosophies of political systems that are consistent with the career you wish to pursue. The Political Science track focuses on the research behind political science and how it is done to properly integrate a theoretical understanding of the political world to the realities of the politics. The Pre-Law track focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of our legal system and its relation to the political world. Both tracks foster critical and creative thinking in the research and synthesis process. For students of all backgrounds who want to develop a diverse set of skills that can be employed in a variety of environments a degree in Political Science opens the doors to all kinds of opportunities. 

Degree Plan Pre Law Degree


A bachelor's degree makes you more competitive for job opportunities and helps you advance to managerial positions for various employers. The political science bachelor's degree combined with internship experience, foreign language skills, mathematical/statistical skills, computer programming skills, or a graduate degree can lead to high-paying careers.

Academic Advisors

Valerie Rodriguez

Valerie Rodriguez

Academic Advisor

Valerie Rodriguez


Phone: (361) 570-4185


Types of Careers

City and County Administrators
State and Federal Agency Administrators
Regional Planners
Intelligence Analysts
Research Analysts
Public Policy Analysts
Executive Staffers
Legislative Staffers
Foreign Service Officers
Law Clerks
Judicial Administrators

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"I chose UHV because it has a family vibe and has small class sizes."

- Dominic Flores
Current Student, Political Science