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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

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 Political Science
  • Minor in Global Analysis
  • Minor in International Studies
  • Minor in Latin American Studies
  • Minor in Public Administration
  • Minor in Geography

Declaring a Minor: To officially declare a minor students must consult with the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center 210- 458-4900 MH 4.05.32. 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→

Graduate Certificate in Security Studies


The program’s goals are to expand horizons of awareness of domestic and global conditions that reasonably can be expected to impact on homeland security and defense in a democratic society, and to deepen awareness of how political systems address particular conditions of threat arising from natural disasters and external attacks. Many of our applicants will have substantial... More→


Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Geography. Our interdisciplinary faculty includes 17 Political Scientists and 4 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


The Future of Political Science - An Open Debate (April 2014)

2013 Department Holiday Gathering

Dr. Mansour El-Kikhia interviewed by Jessica Headley from KABB-TV on Egypt.

Graduate Student publishes in American Journal of Chinese Studies

2013 Academic Excellence Certificate Recipients

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