Department of Criminal Justice- College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Student Opportunities

Political science majors at TAMUCC may enjoy the opportunity to engage in a series of beneficial faculty-sponsored opportunities. Some of these are listed below.


Political science majors may elect to take up to 3 credit hours in the major, by enrolling in the internship course (POLS 4398-Applied Experience). If it fits into their degree plan, majors may additionally enroll for up to 3 credit hours of general elective credits and continue with an internship in CRIJ 4398-Applied Experience. Political science majors have interned with a variety of public and private organizations, such as: the Nueces County District Attorney, the City of Corpus Christi, Chamber of Commerce, federal and state elected officials, political campaigns, attorneys, and various non-profit organizations. For more information contact:

Dr. Jeff Dillard:


Independent Study and Research Opportunities

At the sole discretion of various faculty in the department, students may be given the opportunity to undertake independent research and learning activities through a special topics course arrangement in the individual faculty member’s area of expertise (POLS-4390). For more information, please contact faculty directly.


Student Organizations

The Division of Political Science sponsors numerous clubs and organizations on campus to help our majors connect with like-minded peers, explore political concepts, and undertake volunteer work in the community. The following represents a few organizations sponsored by the Division.


College Republicans

Contact, Dr. Kevin Kearns:


Texas College Democrats

Contact, Dr. Joshua Ozymy:


College Libertarians

The purpose of the College Libertarians is to educate the university, as well as the broader coastal bend community, about libertarian ideas and values. These values include individual rights, as well as an adherence to the principles of limited government. Furthermore, the College Libertarians will promote the election of libertarian-minded individuals to public office. 

Contact, Dr. Jeff Dillard:


Political Science Club

Contact: Dr. Shane Gleason:


Student Assistants

Each semester some faculty receive funding to pay for student assistants to help with classroom assignments. Faculty may additionally have funds set aside for student assistants through grant funded research. For more information please contact individual faculty directly.