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Political Science

Majors in Political Science are prepared for further study at the graduate level or for a variety of careers. Our alumni include teachers, lawyers, reporters, lobbyists, campaign managers and elected officials. Others work for large corporations as public affairs officers or for federal, state, or local governments in numerous capacities.

Meet Our Faculty

The Political Science program has a distinguished faculty that combines research excellence with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Several faculty members have received outstanding teaching awards, including two recipients of the Idaho Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, two University Distinguished Professors, two Golden Apple award winners and recipients of numerous other awards. Faculty research appears regularly in the discipline’s leading journals and has been supported by grants from such prestigious bodies as the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Meet Our Team
Where can a degree in Political Science take you?

Alumni Experiences

Student Spotlight – Samantha Mulvihill

A Bronco at West Point

This past November, I was honored to be nominated to represent Boise State University at the United States Military Academy’s 73rd annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs. The conference, also known as SCUSA, consists of four days of discussion between cadets, student delegates, scholars, and practitioners in an attempt to discover strategies and solutions for complex foreign policy issues. This year’s overall conference theme was “American Foreign Policy in an Era of Polarized Politics and Revisionist Powers.”

Read about Samantha's West Point experience

Student Groups

Xi Chi, The Boise State Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society is open to all political science majors who meet certain criteria.

The Political Science Association is a group open to all Boise State University students with an interest in politics.

The Pre-Law Society is open to all Boise State University students interested in the study of law.

Explore Student Organizations