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Choose your path to a degree in government

At SFA, you can choose a variety of government degree programs based on your academic and career interests. If your passion is political science, you can choose a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts. Interested in criminal justice? You can pursue a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in corrections, law enforcement or legal assistant.

Whichever major you choose, you can select a minor in any of the other major subject areas to give you a well-rounded academic foundation. We also offer a pre-law minor and the unique option of a five-year combined undergraduate/graduate degree in three major subjects to fast-track your education and career.

Degrees and areas of study offered

The Department of Government awards the following degrees:

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Master degrees

Five-year overlapping degrees



Unofficial Degree Plans

Our unofficial degree plans serve as a course-planning tool and a reflection of what you might be expected to complete when filing your official degree plan. A degree plan is a list of the graduation requirements for each major which includes all course options in each of the component areas such as the core, major, minor, etc. These documents below are not official degree plans. Contact your advisor for the steps required to file your degree plan.

Major Academic Planners (Degree MAPs)

Our undergraduate degree major academic planners serve as a guide to keep you on track as you make your way toward filing your official degree plan. A Degree MAP is a semester-by-semester sequence of courses which a student needs to take in order to graduate on time. It suggests courses to complete each semester to be “on track” to graduation by taking the right courses in the right order.

To find the suggested Degree MAP for your area of study, explore the list below.


Department of Government

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 124

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13045, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962