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  • Courses:
    • Core Curriculum Requirement: Government & Political Science
    • Degree & certificate plan requirements
  • Courses are offered at: all campuses


You will learn about the origin and development of both our federal government and the Texas government.

Topics covered include:

  • U.S. Constitution
  • Texas Constitution
  • Structure and powers of national, state and local government
  • Election processes
  • Public policy
  • Political participation

Reasons to Study Government

  • Understand current events in the world around us
  • Learn about our political processes and government functions
  • Become an informed citizen and voter
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen



Studying government can prepare you for careers in:

  • Education
  • Civil Service
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Research

Updated August 03, 2021