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Political Science

Analyze the workings of local, national and international politics.

Degree Programs 


Bachelor’s in Political Science (BA or BS)

We offer a BA or BS in political science.

Upon graduation, political science majors are prepared for graduate studies or a career in government, law or business.

BA/BS in Political Science

Political Science Minors

We offer a political science minor and a political science teaching minor.

Along with an understanding of politics, you'll learn reading comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills to use in your major and/or career. Political science teaching minors can go on to teach social studies and similar topics in schools.


Political Science Minors



International Studies Minor

Our international studies minor provides you with a well-rounded understanding of the globalized world.

The minor offers preparation for graduate studies in law and a wide variety of careers, including positions with the Foreign Service and other governmental agencies, international organizations and more.

International Studies Minor



Public Administration Minor

Since 2007, our public administration minor has prepared graduates to attend some of the best Master of Public Administration programs in the country.

Graduates also go on to careers as police officers, fire fighters, policy analysts, teachers and more.


Public Administration Minor

Legal Studies Minor

Our legal studies minor introduces you to the study of law in society from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective.

Graduates often go on to law school, as well as careers in legal practices, politics, government, policing and education


Legal Studies Minor



Why Choose Political Science?

You’ll learn all about political systems and have the opportunity to pursue an internship with the Olene Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service.

In addition, you can represent a country in our Model United Nations team, participate on our Moot Court team and conduct research in the Ogden-Weber region in our community engaged learning courses.

Political Science Mission Statement