Welcome to the
Department of Government
The political institutions, policies, behaviors and beliefs that govern our world are at the core of an education in government. At SFA, you have the opportunity to pursue academic excellence and prepare for a career in criminal justice, political science, public administration, pre-law or in our certified public manager program.
FROM LUMBERJACK TO LAWYER
Gracie Guerrero is committed to helping others. That goal has led her to pursue a legal career. With a major in public administration and safety at SFA, Gracie is on track to graduate in May 2019. Her next step will be to attend law school. In the meantime, Gracie is working with the James & Hightower Law Firm in Nacogdoches to gain real-world experience and to get a head start on making an impact on others.
Gracie Guerrero, May 2019
Challenging Minds. Changing Lives.
Dr. Michael Tkacik is a professor of political science and the director of SFA’s School of Honors. His tireless work advising and supporting both current and former Lumberjacks earned him SFA’s 2017 Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award. Tkacik is a shining example of how SFA faculty members are committed to challenging minds and changing lives – one Lumberjack at a time.
Dr. Michael Tkacik
A Foundation to Succeed in Law Enforcement
Whitney Howell found abundant opportunities within the SFA Department of Government. She earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a Master of Public Administration. In addition, she was able to work her way up to vice president of the Criminal Justice Association, which strengthened her connection to the Nacogdoches community. Whitney credits the Department of Government with giving her a great foundation for her future.
Whitney Howell, Classes of ‘13 and ‘15
At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.
Meet Our Students
John H. Hasbun
“I’ve been a healthcare professional for global medical organizations. By earning my Master of Public Administration at SFA, I’ll be better equipped to further my profession in healthcare management or hospital administration.”
“I transferred from a university where most of my classes were 75 to 200 students. I love SFA’s small classroom setting. You really have a chance to get to know your professors and your classmates.”
“Through Pre-Law Society and moot court, I feel that I have become a leader in the pre-law community at SFA. I have no doubt that what I learned in both organizations will continue to help me in life long after I have graduated.”
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Dugas Liberal Arts North
P.O. Box 13045, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962