Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako, chair
Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 124
Phone: (936) 468-4408
Fax: (936) 468-2732
P.O. Box 13045, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Charles F. Abel, Kwame B. Antwi-Boasiako, Kenneth E. Collier, Richard J. Herzog, Brian M. Murphy, Michael P. Tkacik
Alan I. Baily, George R. Franks, Julie Harrelson-Stephens, Steven Galatas, Lee Payne, Cindy L. Pressley, Karen S. Price
George J. Day, Donald M. Gooch, Charles Gregory, Milton Hill, Deborah Sibila
Peyton Gooch, Robert Velez
Cindy L. Davis
Political Science Coordinator
Kenneth E. Collier
Criminal Justice Coordinator
Donald M. Gooch, Charles Gregory
Moot Court Sponsors
Donald M. Gooch, Charles Gregory
Public Administration Coordinator
Kwame B. Antwi-Boasiako
The Department of Government offers courses that develop the theoretical knowledge and the practical essential skills to succeed in such fields as law, practical politics, criminal justice administration, corrections, nonprofit organization management, public administration, law enforcement, court administration, public opinion research, legal assistantship and juvenile justice.
Beyond our undergraduate programs, our Master of Public Administration provides the sophisticated knowledge and skills necessary to advance in public service career, and offers an opportunity for integrating the study of administration with the study of the other social sciences, including economics, geography, history, political science and sociology.
Each curricular pattern or sequence within the department has one or more professional organizations in which students in that area of study are eligible for membership and participation.
Students who are academically qualified may join Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 3.2 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale and a 3.2 GPA in criminal justice courses. Students also must rank in the top 35 percent of their class and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum. The honor society is open to criminal justice majors and minors.
Junior, senior and graduate political science students who have completed at least 12 semester hours in political science with at least six of those hours at SFA, and who have a minimum 3.2 GPA, both overall and in political science, may apply for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Junior, senior and graduate public administration students who have completed at least 12 semester hours in political science with at least six of those hours at SFA, and who have a 3.20 GPA, both overall and in public administration, may apply for membership in Pi Alpha Alpha, the national public administration honor society.
Master of Public Administration “Overlap” Graduate Study
The overlap graduate degree program permits qualified undergraduates to pursue a limited amount of graduate study (usually 12 credit hours or less) concurrently with undergraduate study. The Department of Government offers a capstone-based master’s degree in public administration that can be completed on a five-year track, while the student is earning a B.A./B.S. in criminal justice, political science or public administration.
For more information and eligibility requirements, consult the Graduate Bulletin or the overlap program in the Academic Programs and Policies section of this bulletin. You also may contact the Department of Government for additional information.