Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Geography! With 22 full-time faculty and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students, we are one of the largest departments in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA).

Our department is home to nationally and internationally recognized faculty who represent a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches within Political Science and Geography, teach and publish on topics central to the major fields of our two disciplines, and are among the most honored and highly rated classroom instructors at UTSA. We are dedicated to assisting our students with their career choices ranging from graduate school to law school to politics to government to non-profits to the private sector.

The department offers four undergraduate programs: Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Global Affairs, Politics and Law, and Political Science. Our undergraduate programs in Geography and Environmental Sustainability and Political Science also have teaching tracks that allow students to receive a secondary social studies certification upon completion of the program. The department offers three graduate programs in Geography, Global Affairs, and Political Science. We also serve all undergraduate students at UTSA by offering required courses in American and Texas Politics in fulfillment of UTSA’s core curriculum (Texas Education Code §51.301 Core Curriculum Component Area 070).

We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about us and to contact the department for further information.

Student Success in Anthropology

The students and alumni of the UTSA Department of Anthropology achieve remarkable things both during their time in the program and after graduation. Each student contributes uniquely to our department, leaving an indelible mark on our community. Our pride in these extraordinary individuals extends far beyond their tenure with us!

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Mateja, Senior Security and Operations Analyst

 I am currently working at Accenture as a Senior Security and Operations Analyst. After my bachelors, I decided to pursue a double Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy at Schiller International University and University of Roehampton in Paris, France. The two years I spent there were life changing and the degree and learning a new language -- French -- helped me get a job.

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