Political Science Department
Welcome to the Political Science Department home page. This site reviews useful information for those who will be taking courses in the Political Science department of Galveston College, whether as majors or as students taking required or non-required courses.
What is the Role of a Political Science Major?
The purpose of an associate of arts degree in political science is to prepare students for transfer into a bachelor’s degree political science program at a four-year college or university. This program assists students who are planning careers in public administration, social science education, or who are planning to go to law school after earning their bachelor’s degree. Students successfully completing this program will understand the structure, history, and administration of federal and state government, along with some of the mathematical techniques used to analyze the effects of government policies. Course work features classes in government, economics, sociology and other subjects for a total of 60 semester hours.
See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.
Contact Political Science Department
Larry Blomstedt, Ph.D.
Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.
4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550
7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551
Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.
From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.