The Department of Political Science offers several special opportunities for undergraduate students with particular interests and programs for high achieving students in both bachelor’s degree programs. These opportunities and programs draw upon special strengths of the Department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University to create an outstanding undergraduate experience.
The Department has a strong commitment to the University Honors Program including a Political Science Honors Program. Students who complete the Political Science Honors Program will have this distinction listed on their transcript. Each semester the Department offers several introductory and advanced courses specially designed for honors students. Students qualifying for honors courses may also take special courses in their junior and senior years designed to introduce the discipline from a broad perspective and to expose students to cutting edge research in political science. High achieving students should plan to pursue the University’s senior thesis option in which students work with a faculty mentor in a year long research program on a topic of their choice. This research program results in a written senior honors thesis reporting research findings and can also contribute to fulfilling the requirements for Political Science Honors. Political Science Honors and also the TAMU Senior Honors Thesis Program are highly recommended for students considering Graduate Studies in political science, public administration, or other related areas. Students interested in options for honors students should contact the Political Science Undergraduate Advising Office at (979) 845-1957 or click the link for more information about Political Science Honors.