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Political Science

What is Political Science?

A Master of Arts degree in Political Science allows students to deepen their knowledge of American, comparative, and international politics
Our Bachelor of Political Science degree offers three areas of emphasis:

  • American Government and Public Policy
  • International Relations and Comparative Politics
  • Public Law and Political Philosophy

There is also a degree in Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education.
There are three Political Science minors:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Political Science (for non-majors)

What can I do with this degree?

Political Science majors develop skills valued in a wide variety of careers. Students master analytical thinking, written and oral communication, logical reasoning and research skills, gathering and interpreting data, as well as quantitative methods which will make them versatile across occupations. Political Science prepares majors for further study at the graduate level, and many students become teachers or lawyers. Others work for large corporations as public affairs officers or for federal, state, or local governments in numerous capacities. Some become reporters, lobbyists, or campaign managers; some have been elected to public office.

What kind of real-world experience will I receive?

Political Science students have internship opportunities in Idaho, Washington DC, across the US and internationally. Internship opportunities can be found at:

Potential careers include:

  • Attorney
  • Campaign Manager
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Legislative Staff
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Public Relations
  • Researcher