Requirements for
Majors and Minors

The Political Science program requires the completion of 124 credit hours with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and a minimum major GPA of 2.0. This includes a minimum of 45 hours taken at Texas Wesleyan University, 24 of which must be upper level hours (3000 or 4000), of which 15 hrs. must be upper level hours (3000 or 4000) in your major course of study at Texas Wesleyan University.

The major in Political Science must successfully complete all the undergraduate requirements to receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in political science.

The B.A. degree requires the completion of 36 semester hours and 24 hours of related courses.

The B.S. degree requires 36 semester hours and 12 hours of related courses.

The B.S. degree, with a Political Science major with Pre-Law emphasis requires 42 semester hours and 12 hours of related courses.

To minor in Political Science, 18 semester hours of required courses must be completed.

Majors are required to complete specific courses within their discipline, as well as courses relating to government and politics. These courses include:

  • Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • American Governement
  • Judicial Process
  • Political Theory
  • Political Parties Parties and Pressure Groups
  • Legislative Process
  • American Constitutional Law
  • European Governments
  • International Law
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • International Relations
  • Moot Court
  • Critical and Logical Reasoning
  • Logic
  • The History of Rhetoric
  • Ethical Thinking in the Professions

The Political Science courses are categorized into nine subject areas.

  • American Government and Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Theory and Methodology
  • International Relations and Law
  • Political Theory
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Public Law and Jurisprudence
  • Critical and Logical Reasoning Ethics

Specifically for Pre-Law, other resources can be found on the PreProfessional Program (3PR) website.

Contact Information

Department of Social Sciences
Location: Polytechnic United 
Methodist Church, Suite 217 
Phone: 817-531-4918
Fax: 817-531-6503 
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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