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Start a Pathway Toward a Career with a Focus on Government and History

Earning an associate’s degree with coursework in government/history provides the foundation for work in the private or public sector. This degree provides the foundation for further study in law, politics, or education.

Government Class


Continue Your Education

An associate’s degree with course work in government/history from Southwest Junior College provides the foundation for transfer to a university. Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a major in history/government provides an educational foundation for continued study in areas such as education, law and political science. Completion of a master’s degree opens the door for higher education jobs in colleges and universities.

Career Opportunities

Government and history graduates are found in great numbers among high school and college teachers. Additionally, opportunities exist in the areas of public service, governmental affairs, criminal justice, and law.

Earning Potential

• Attorney - $149,402*
• Postsecondary teacher - $63,116*
• Historian - $69,961
• Secondary school teacher - $57,832

*Source: www.texaswages.com, 2017 annual median salaries statewide for Texas


Resources

Choices 360

Choices360 gives students the tools to build meaningful education and life plans and create powerful reports to track student outcomes through Individual Learning Plans. Activation Code: TX 01129 Student Account Instructions


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Cruz O. Mata
Dr. Antonio H. and Gloria Rivera Campus
215 W. Zavala Street
Crystal City, TX 78839
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Crystal City - Monday - Wednesday & Friday

Pearsall - Thursday

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Idalia DeLaCruz
Dr. Antonio H. and Gloria Rivera Campus
215 W. Zavala Street
Crystal City, TX 78839
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Laura Gloria
Building A
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Eva De Anda
Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building (Building C), Office 116
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Sandy Colombo
Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building (Building C), Office 117
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Dorylee E. Baez-Nieves
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Claudia Valdez
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Claudia De La Garza
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Disability Support Services students, please schedule your appointment with Alexya M. Herrera.

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Michelle Torres
South Texas Regional Training Center
402 Carter Street
Hondo, TX 78861
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Rosy Arellano
Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building (Building A)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
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Philip Botello
Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building (Building A)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
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Disability Support Services students, please schedule your appointment with Teresa Crow.

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