Political Science Teaching



During their time in this program, students will gain vital knowledge about political science and the dynamic subjects that make up its curriculum. Students will also be exposed to up-to-date teaching methodologies and prepare to teach political science in secondary schools in Utah through USU's Secondary Teaching Education Program (STEP).

Real World Application

Graduates of this program will leave prepared to become high-quality social studies teachers in secondary schools in Utah. Through STEP, graduates will leave qualified to gain secondary teaching licensure in the state of Utah to teach social studies in grades 6-12.

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.

Alumni Experience

Andrea Sandry Jensen

Alumna Andrea Sandry Jensen is grateful for the many great mentors she’s had in her life, and she shares her advice and experience in a conversation with Outreach Coordinator Andrea DeHaan and CHaSS Career Coach Joseph Banks.

Program Advisor

Dan Mathews

Dan Mathews

Academic Advisor Senior

Old Main 106

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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