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


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.

Rosa Aloisi
Rosa Aloisi, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
John Burke
John Burke, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Austin Bussing
Assistant Professor
John Hermann
John Hermann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Hye Yun Kang
Assistant Professor
photo headshot of Shannon Mariotti
Shannon Mariotti, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Juan Sepulveda
Juan Sepulveda, J.D.
Calgaard Distinguished Professor of Practice
Sussan Siavoshi
Sussan Siavoshi, Ph.D.
Una Chapman Cox Professor of International Affairs

Student Opportunities

Speak from experience


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...


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.


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.