Advanced Research Methods in Political Sciences - Certificate

The Certificate in Advanced Research Methods in Political Science is a means of enhancing undergraduate education through a focused program of courses and independent research. Administered by the Department of Political Science, the program is open to all Texas A&M University undergraduate students, regardless of major. This certificate program aims to enhance students' skills in research design and quantitative data analysis. It provides valuable technical skills that are essential in graduate schools, professional schools, and careers in a research-intensive, data-driven fields.

This fifteen-hour certificate provides students with the opportunity to pursue independent research in political science. In addition to completing the required course offerings and summer research academy, participants will have opportunities to conduct research with faculty members, present their work at scholarly conferences, and meet with visiting scholars. Research may be conducted one-on-one with a faculty sponsor, or the student may join one of several faculty-led research teams. Students are encouraged to begin planning as freshmen to avoid the addition of extra hours to the degree plan. Certificate requirements are specified in a current brochure available in the Department of Political Science’s Undergraduate Programs Office, Allen Building, room 2024.

POLS 309Polimetrics3
POLS 481Research Seminar3
POLS 306Contemporary Political Problems and Issues 13
POLS 491Research 13
Select one of the following:3
Directed Studies
Independent Honors Studies
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Taught as part of POLS Summer Research Academy.