Department of Political Science


The goal of Political Science at BYU-Idaho is to challenge and stimulate students to develop an understanding of governmental institutions and political systems. This major invites students to critically evaluate the LDS members’ role in national and international politics.

Students majoring in Political Science are exposed to the different subfields and associated theories in the study of this field. Upon graduation, students should have a practical understanding of how each level of government functions (local, state, national, and international) as well as a solid foundation in the study of politics and government.

The Political Science Department offers BA degrees in Political Science with emphases in either American Government or Foreign Affairs. The department also offers minors in Political Science and American Government Education.