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American Government Emphasis

The American Government emphasis is available to students who wish to concentrate on the American political process. This includes the study of national politics including the three branches of government, state and local political institutions, public opinion and voting behavior are also considered.

Foreign Affairs Emphasis

The Foreign Affairs emphasis is available to students who wish to concentrate on comparative and international politics. This includes the study of American and other foreign policies, international law and political economy. Different approaches to democracy and economic development are also considered.

Degree Information

For information dealing with the various Majors and Minors below click here


  • BA in Political Science Foriegn Affairs Emphasis
  • BA in Political Science American Government Emphasis



  • Political Science
  • American Government Education

  • Public Administration


BYU-Idaho/Idaho State University MA Programs

In order to promote greater educational and career opportunities for students and to develop further collaboration between the two universities, ISU and BYU-Idaho agreed in 2012 to cooperate in promoting an expedited opportunity for BYUI undergraduate students to gain early admission to graduate programs at ISU. As a result, one could earn both degrees in as little as five years.

Select undergraduate students at BYU-Idaho may work towards graduate degrees from Idaho State University while completing their B.A. degree at BYU-Idaho. Students must follow all required guidelines and deadlines closely and should meet early with an advisor from Idaho State University. Not all classes will be available in every semester; students need to plan for this when working with their advisor to develop the program of study.



For Information about each course go to the catalog: Catalog

For information on Degree Audits, please see the Academic Discovery Center.