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Studying Political Science at Weber State

Weber State’s political science major teaches politically minded students how governments function and how to create significant change in the world through politics.

Political Science Highlights

WSU’s political science program prepares graduates for top-rated law schools.

While you’re earning your degree, you’ll have opportunities to conduct one-on-one or group research with political science faculty.

Beyond the Classroom

As a political science major, you can meet your peers and gain practical knowledge in WSU’s Model United Nations, moot court, mock trials and ethics bowl teams.

You can also take part in a governmental internship in Utah or Washington, D.C., through WSU’s Walker Institute and study abroad in Rwanda through WSU’s Peacebuilding Institute.


What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Weber State’s political science major gives you a solid foundation in the workings of government throughout the nation and around the globe.

You will study everything from Aristotle to the U.S. Supreme Court, and from international affairs to constitutional law, to become part of an informed and engaged citizenry, and advocate effectively for individuals and ideals.

What You CAN DO After Weber

Graduates go on to a wide range of career fields, including civil/foreign service, journalism, law, law enforcement, military, nonprofit organizations, political campaign management, state and local government, teaching, urban planning, legislative analysis, and international NGOs.

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective

I love watching students learn that they can be agents of change in their own communities, the nation and the world. My expectation is that they care about something, and I will work with them on how to translate that passion into action.

Leah Murray

Our students can compete with any in the country, and Weber State's relationship with the community provides many opportunities for hands-on research that makes a positive difference.

Gary Johnson