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Undergraduate Program in Political Science


Program Requirements: 33 hours in political science (this is considered a minimum), 21 hours must be at the upper-division level. Internships cannot be applied to the 21 hour required upper-division coursework. More→

Undergraduate Program in Geography & Environmental Sustainability

The primary missions of the Geography Program are to introduce the substance and methods of modern academic geography to UTSA students, and to involve them in the local, regional, and international community.  The geography faculty are sensitive to providing our majors with the foundations necessary to succeed in related careers and competitive graduate programs, and to offer a curriculum that contributes meaningfully to out students’ appreciation of an increasingly complex, divided, and shrinking world. More→

Undergraduate Program in Global Affairs


Program Requirements: All Global Affairs majors are required to take GLA 1013 as a prerequisite for upper-division GLA courses. 36 semester credit hours are required in the major, 30 hours of which must be at the upper-division level. More→

Political Science and Geography Minors

Programs Available

  • Minor in Geography & Environmental Sustainability
  • Minor in Global Affairs
  • Minor in Latin American Studies
  • Minor in Political Science


Declaring a Minor: To officially declare a minor, students must consult with their advisor More→

Graduate Program in Political Science

The Master of Arts in Political Science is a thirty-six hour program that offers students an opportunity to develop an expertise in the field of politics.  The Master’s program introduces students to the main research methodologies and theories in political science and exposes them to the latest political research. Our programs strength is our small seminars and the opportunity to work closely with award-winning teaching and research faculty. The Department of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio provides students... More→

Master of Arts Degree Geography & Environmental Sustainability

The MA in Geography is designed to give graduate students the ability to analyze social processes and the physical environment across a range of cultures and historical periods, using appropriate methodologies and data management techniques. The program is especially designed to give students insights into a variety of regional social, environmental, and economic problems, and to exploit the strong international connections that the geography faculty have established... More→


Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Geography. Our interdisciplinary faculty includes 16 Political Scientists and 5 geographers, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and teaching. More→

Main Office: MS 4.03.62

Phone: (210) 458-5600

Fax: (210) 458-4629

  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Department of Political Science and Geography
  • One UTSA Circle
  • San Antonio, TX 78249-1644


Dr. Bagheri's Urban Sustainability course at the San Antonio Sustainability Summit

2016 Alamo Model UN was a big success - please click on the image for more details!

Professor Walter Wilson was featured in WalletHub’s recent piece about which party is better for the economy. Click to view.

Dr. Matthias Hofferberth and Political Science students competing at the World Quest Trivia Event hosted by the San Antonio World Affairs Council.

Dr. Nazgol Bagheri and Geography students competing at the World Quest Trivia Event hosted by the San Antonio World Affairs Council.

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