Through rigorous coursework, students gain theoretical and factual understanding of government, politics, and political philosophy, and are equipped with the knowledge necessary to participate responsibly in civic affairs and pursue careers in government. At Utah State, undergraduates delve into the intricacies and puzzles of governance, policy formulation, international relations and the law, as they develop reasoning and communication skills. They become acquainted with other students who share their interests and get to know a faculty that is committed to the quality of their education and success after graduation. Alumni from our program include Senator Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader. After completing a set of core requirements, students must fulfill additional credit hours in one of three emphases:
In addition to Utah State University's admissions requirements, the political science program requires a minimum 2.5 GPA for International Studies majors, a minimum 2.5 GPA for Political Science majors, and a minimum 3.0 GPA for Law and Constitutional Studies majors. Students in good standing may apply for admission to the department. International students have additional admissions requirements.