The Signature Experience in the Department of Political Science and Geography is designed to recognize and promote student excellence by rewarding leadership, research activity, and personal development beyond the classroom. Many of the activities associated with the Signature Experience provide opportunities for you to work closely with faculty while others involve you directly in professional or competitive environments, all key predictors of student success.
The Signature Experience is open to any declared major in one the of the Department’s degree programs. Students will be designated as having completed the Signature Experience if they fulfill at least three criteria from the following list:
The process of certifying completion of the Signature Experience is administered by Andrea Aleman (firstname.lastname@example.org), the department’s Undergraduate Advisor of Record (UGAR). To certify completion, you should obtain a Qualifying Activity Certification form for each qualifying activity. On the form, you will provide a summary of the qualifying activity and obtain a signature from the relevant faculty member (e.g., the department internship coordinator, organization’s faculty advisor, leader of study abroad, or faculty with whom research was conducted) certifying completion. Each form will then be given to the UGAR, who will notify the chair that you should be designated as having completed the Signature Experience.
You can download the student handout containing these information here.
Main Office: MS 4.03.62
Department of Political Science and Geography
University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
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San Antonio, TX 78249-1644