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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.

A New Area of Emphasis: Community Involvement and Nonprofit Leadership

community engagement photoPolitical Science has a new area of emphasis in Community Involvement and Nonprofit Leadership. This emphasis fits with both the department of political science and the University of Utah's mission of fostering student engagement with the community and educating students to be prepared for careers in the nonprofit and public service sectors.

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NEW! Fall 2015 Courses


POLS 3680: Global and World Politics

M/W 1:25-2:45 PM
Dr. Eun Bin Ching
Learn about the meaning of globalization around the world.
Satisfies (IR) requirement


POLS 5810: Media and Global Politics

T/TH 2-3:20 PM
Dr. Jeremy Bowling
Learn about the meaning of globalization around the world.
Satisfies (CW) requirement


POLS 5960: The Contemporary Middle East

Online
Dr. Mazinani
Learn more about the armed forces and associations, including Hezbollah and ISIS, and the ongoing civil war in Syria. 
Satisfies (IR) requirement

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