Overview

At Trinity, a minor in political science gives you a versatile tool to build your resume. Political science can help you deepen your understanding of the single most impactful force on society and culture today: the political system.  Discover how the study of political science can help you make informed decisions on political issues, and strengthen your writing, critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Facts Table
  • More than 60% of Political Science graduates pursue graduate studies
  • More than 30% of Political Science graduates go to law school
Students in a political science class with their professor

 


What You'll Study

The science of power


Faculty

Passionate, knowledgeable mentors

Faculty possess diverse perspectives and areas of expertise, providing students with information they need to make informed decisions on local, national, and international political issues.

David Crockett
David Crockett, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor
Rosa Aloisi
Rosa Aloisi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
John Burke
John Burke, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Yen-Hsin Chen, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Jesse Crosson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
John Hermann
John Hermann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Katsuo A. Nishikawa
Katsuo A. Nishikawa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Juan Sepulveda
Juan Sepulveda, J.D.
Calgaard Distinguished Professor of Practice
Sussan Siavoshi
Sussan Siavoshi, Ph.D.
Una Chapman Cox Professor of International Affairs
Hyon Joo Yoo
Hyon Joo Yoo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Speak from experience

Scholarships

Truman Scholarship
This is a competitive national scholarship for students with exceptional leadership potential and who are committed to careers in...

Research Opportunities

Students have opportunities to participate in national meetings and present scholarly papers.

Study Abroad

Political Science students can study abroad, spend a semester in D.C., or attend a Trinity Study Abroad program in Berlin, The Hague, China, and Japan...

Internships

Students have held internships with federal judges in San Antonio, the Supreme Court of the United States, the White House, the EU (European Union) in...

Student Organizations

Pi Sigma Alpha

The nationally recognized political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, stimulates scholarship and intelligent interest in...


When You Graduate

Stepping stone to a better future

With bolstered skills in critical thinking, quantitative analysis and reasoning, and research ability, political science minors add keen depth to their primary area of career or graduate school focus.

Careers

Tigers have excelled at careers in law, government, international affairs, nonprofit organizations, political campaigns, interest group advocacy, public relations, communications, teaching, print journalism, and broadcast and new media, and beyond.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Harvard
  • Notre Dame
  • Stanford
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Wake Forest
  • Wisconsin

 

    Career Areas:

    • Advocacy
    • Government
    • Law
    • Nonprofits
    • Public Administration

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • ABC News
    • Citi Bank
    • U.S. Congress

     

     


    Take the next step

    Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.