Political Science

Political Science
Political science prepares students for positions of leadership in both the private and public sectors, for further scholarly study, and to be educated and involved citizens.

Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills, ethical sensitivities, and abilities to make reasoned and discerned judgments.


A degree in political science from TLU can equip you with the leadership skills necessary to excel in both the public and private sectors. Political science programs are dedicated to creating informed and proactive world citizens by teaching students to think critically and ethically about a host of issues, and by guiding them toward becoming reasoned decision makers. A political science major is also an excellent choice for any student wishing to pursue a career in law, politics, or academia.

Texas Lutheran University offers specializations in international politics, political research, pre-law, public policy and administration, and general liberal arts. Students in the political science program also have access to a semester-long program at the American University in Washington, D.C. The Washington Semester Program gives students the opportunity to work alongside political journalists and policymakers via internships, participate in research projects, and attend seminars, lectures, and on-site meetings with the people running our country.

TLU’s Student Government Association is an excellent way for students to gain experience in public service while on campus. Students in this organization have the opportunity to hold public office and participate in decision-making that affects the campus at large and their peers.

Major in Political Science for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree

Customize your bachelor’s degree in political science with a specialization in international politics, liberal arts, political research, pre-law, public policy and administration

Minor in Political Science

Political Science Faculty

Germaine Walsh

Professor and Department Chair

Daniel Braaten

Asst. Professor, Political Science

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