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EXPLORING an Interconnected World

Our research intensive programs improve your analytical ability, written and verbal communication skills and critical and creative thinking while allowing you to explore the diversity and interconnectedness of our world. The development of these skills and understanding prepare you for more advanced academic work as well as careers in public service, government, law, non-governmental organizations and industry.

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Department of Political Science :: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

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Political Science (BA/BS)

The undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs in political science are intended to introduce students to key concepts and methods used in the study of politics and government. Through courses in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political philosophy and public policy, students develop skills in communication, critical and analytical thinking, and a deeper understanding of their personal and social responsibilities.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

BA: 12 hours. BS: NA

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

40 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Paralegal Studies (BA/BS)

Paralegal studies provides specialized classes to prepare you to work in law offices as a paralegal. Practicing attorneys teach courses in family law, real estate law, business law, probate, legal research and other areas. This is definitely a growing field with a promising job market.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

BA: 12 hours | BS: NA

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Political Science (MA/MS)

Learn what it means to become an engaged citizen. Our master’s degree in Political Science expands your knowledge in government, political theory, foreign policy and international relations.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

Foreign language required for MA

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30-36 hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options

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Latin American and U.S. Latino Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American & U.S. Latino Studies (LALS) is designed to introduce undergraduates at A&M-Commerce to the histories, cultures, politics, and societies in Latin America, as well as the descendants of Latin Americans who reside in the United States (U.S. Latinos). This minor is open to all majors and requires students to select courses in various departments to maximize their academic understanding of the region.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination
Total Credit Hours

18 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Legal Studies Minor

The legal studies minor gives students the benefit of a multi-disciplinary minor with rigorous courses intended to improve their ability to get into law school and help them to succeed once there. The reason for this is that not only do law schools consider undergraduate GPA in admission decisions—they also consider the quality of the undergraduate courses taken by a candidate. The minor in legal studies is available to any student in any major who is considering law school upon graduation from A&M-Commerce.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination
Total Credit Hours

18 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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