One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212
The Mural, James Sicner
Experiential and Service-Learning in
Political Science Majors
are an integral component of our discipline, and most of our majors
complete one or more internships prior to graduation. Internship
opportunities are available at the local, state, national, and
international level. Students who study abroad also have the
opportunity to combine their course work with internships.
is encouraged by the department. Courses taken abroad can be used for
the major with the approval of the department. Recently, political
science majors have studied in England, Ireland, Scotland, China, Spain,
Mexico, Ghana, and Australia.
government majors are encouraged to spend a semester in Washington, DC.
The department coordinates its Washington Semester through the Study
Abroad Office. Students take course work and complete internships as
part of this program. Many students will choose to complete an
internship in Washington during the summer.
science majors are also encouraged to develop their foreign language
skills. Students pursuing studies in international or comparative
politics need one or more foreign language to permit them to work more
effectively. Foreign languages are also important to majors
concentrating in American politics given the diversity of populations
now living in the United States.
ample opportunities for students to get involved in the department,
including Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
A pre-law fraternity is also available to those contemplating a legal
career. Many political science students hold elected posts in campus
political organizations. The department sponsors student participation,
including the presentation of scholarly papers, at national meetings.
There are close relationships between members of the department and
campus political organizations, and the department has encouraged
student participation in elections at all levels of government.