Department of Political Science
Welcome to the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah
Political science studies the world of politics and government. Political scientists study the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship, the uses and abuses of power, relations between nations, and many other important topics. Political science is a broad area of study that provides excellent preparation for a variety of career paths in business, government, and the non-profit sector. Undergraduate students who major in political science are also well prepared to pursue graduate studies in law, public policy, public administration, and more advanced studies in the discipline of political science. The Graduate Program in Political Science at the University of Utah awards M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees covering all areas of the discipline: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Public Administration.