Political Science

Major, Minor

Overview

As political science majors at USU, students will gain theoretical and factual understanding of international and national governments, politics and political philosophies. Through discussion-based classroom experiences and research experiences, students will be able to gain hands-on experience interacting with the tenets of government functions and duties. Students will learn to reflect on their role in society and communicate those expectations clearly.

Real World Application

Graduates of this program leave having developed communication, research and analysis skills that are highly sought after in professional settings. Many students move on to graduate studies and law school. Graduates seeking employment after graduation will be prepared to pursue careers as lobbyists, intelligence analysts, campaign consultants and more.

Program Highlights

College Democrats

As a branch of the College Democrats of America, this organization works to engage students in local, state and national issues and elections through student volunteer work.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Join the only national honors society in the United States dedicated to students of political science.

Pre-Law Study Group

Prepare for a career in law or continued education in law school by attending conferences, lectures, panels and LSAT study sessions.

Study Abroad

Expose yourself to other cultures, learn new languages and enrich your college experience through international travel and study.

Program Advisor

Dan Mathews

Dan Mathews

Academic Advisor Senior

435.797.3883
Old Main 106
daniel.mathews@usu.edu

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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