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Enrollment profile

The students who seek to enter the degree in Political Science must have basic knowledge about society and history, but above all, a high interest in public affairs, the functioning of the government and the social-economical reality where the government operates. Specifically, the students must have a special taste for analysis and the study of political problems and phenomena, both in the national and international ambience. The program for the degree of Political Science; aimed for students with a high sense of commitment for their own knowledge and motivated by for their interest in comprehending national and international political phenomena from scientific and humanistic disciplines. The applicants must have reading habits and willingness to develop skill for the written expression and statistical analysis.

Graduate profile

To construct the graduate profile, we’ve taken the philosophical framework, the modification of the social needs as a base; as well as the regulation framework, planning of higher education and the trend in the job market in the last five years.

Based on the previous and what is established in the Educational Model of the University of Guanajuato and its Academic Models, the competencies of the students divide into: Generic and specific.

Generic competencies

  • Plans the educational and life projects under the principles of freedom, respect, social responsibility and justice to contribute as an agent of change for the development of her/his environment.
  • The student communicates orally, written and digitally in Spanish and a foreign language to expand the academic, social and professional networks, which allows to acquire a regional insertion with international perspective.
  • Responsibly and ethically handles the information technologies in their academic and professional processes.
  • Sustains a personal posture on relevant and topics of general relevance, considering other points of view in a critic, respectful and reflective way.
  • Chooses and practices healthy life styles that allow an equilibrated academic and professional performance.
  • Maintains a respectful attitude towards interculturality and diversity to create spaces for human, academic and professional coexistence and build inclusive societies.
  • Is sensitive to art and participates in the appreciation and interpretation of its expressions in different genres that promote their comprehensive formation.
  • Recognizes the skills and strengths of people, and in a trustworthy ambience, propitiates the necessary collaboration to achieve certain goals of projects.
  • Is an innovative and competitive leader in the discipline or field of choice, who continuously learns about himself and new concepts, processes and methodologies that allow to contribute solutions and make decisions with moral integrity, social commitment and sustainability focus.

Specific competencies

  • Comprehends and explains political phenomena, based on conceptual categories developed by the political science, to analyze them critically.
  • Designs comprehensive diagnosis about the environment in which decision making occurs and the collective action to incorporate political, social and economic variables.
  • Develops administrative processes, programs and public policies to improve its design, follow up, implementation and evaluation with scientific rigor.
  • Critically and thoroughly analyzes the institutions, processes and actors of local, national and supranational political systems, to design proposals to reform the political regime that consolidate the state of democratic law.
  • Recognizes the ethical, historical and legal dimensions of the human rights to identify the main problems to which the effectiveness is subject to.
  • Analyzes the position of Mexico in the international system to understand the role of the state and other political and economical actors in the dynamic of international relationships and the international economic politic.
  • Critically analyzes the philosophical fundaments of the political science to make regulatory analysis of both national and international political regimes.
  • Develops political communication strategies based in efficient models to provide specialized consulting to political and social actors in a strategic way.
  • Relates the knowledge of political science with local realities to improve their comprehension and contribute to social changes.
Requirements to graduate
  • Requirement of the English language as an accreditable subject.
  • Its modality is a credit system.
  • Its school periods are semiannual.

To obtain the degree in Political Science, we must verify, the requirements in the following point, nevertheless, it is important to consider from now on, that to recognize the studies and obtain the academic degrees, the Academic Statue refers that is required to:

  1. Complete the corresponding syllabus;
  2. Make, among the chosen modalities by each Divisional Council or Academy of the High School as adequate for the study plans taught by their division or school, some of the following:
    1. A thesis, research or professional exercise, and sustain an exam before a jury to defend it in the established conditions; the corresponding Divisional Council or the Academy of the high school.
    2. Sustain and approve a general exam to graduate from the degree.
    3. The Divisional Council or Academy of the High School, accordingly, will define; the features for this kind of exam and the minimum qualifications to complete this modality;
  3. Complete the professional social service; and
  4. All the other academic and administrative requirements previously established in the corresponding curricular structure.

The Divisional Councils and the Academic Council of the high school, in the ambience of their respective competencies, the bases or requirements that must satisfy the modalities to which the fraction II refers to and others, procuring in all cases, the maximum quality and thus, a highly competitive level.

Total number of credits of the Educational Program

276 credits.



  • First enrollment
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Sociological theory
  • Human, Economic and Political Geography
  • Research methodology
  • Mathematics applied to Social Sciences
  • Second enrollment
  • Political Theory I
  • Theory of Public Administration I
  • World History
  • Introduction to the Economic Theory
  • Descriptive and inferential statistic
  • Use of data bases and academic text writing workshop
  • Third enrollment
  • Political Theory II
  • Theory of Public Administration II
  • National History
  • Fundaments of Microeconomy
  • Introduction to the study of Law and Constitutional Law
  • Qualitative methods
  • Fourth enrollment
  • International relationships
  • Fundaments of Macroeconomy
  • Mexican Political system
  • Political economy
  • Contemporary Political philosophy
  • Quantitative methods I
  • Fifth enrollment
  • Political Sociology
  • Quantitative methods II
  • Compared politics I
  • Political behavior
  • Rational election and Game theory
  • Optional I
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Theory and Analysis of Public Policies
  • Compared politics II
  • Civil society and Collective Action
  • Democratic theory, Electoral and Party systems
  • Optional II
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Strategic Political Analysis
  • Political communication
  • Institutional theory and New institutionalism
  • Optional III
  • Optional IV
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Workshop for the Induction to the Professional Exercise
  • Analysis of Political Prospective
  • Optional V
  • Optional VI
  • Ninth enrollment
  • Thesis seminar
  • Optional VII
  • Optional VIII
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Law, Politics and Government (DDPG)
Venue Central Building
Lascuráin de Retana No. 5; Downtown; C.P. 36000; Guanajuato, Gto.
Phone: +52 (473) 732 00 06
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Lascuráin de Retana No. 5, Col. Centro C.P. 36000

Guanajuato, Gto., México

Tel: +52 (473)  732 00 06

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