Majors & Programs of Study

Political Science

Whether you’re interested in politics, the law, law enforcement at any level (local, county, state, regional or national), corrections/probation work, or juvenile offender programs, you’ve come to the right place! Graduates of our programs have been admitted to some of the finest law schools in the country, wear badges from many different law enforcement agencies, are employed in government positions, and are engaged in running political campaigns. Our curriculum is diverse and enlightening, as well as practical.


  • Over 98% of pre-law students are admitted to their first-choice law school. Nearly 100% of grads are admitted to graduate school.
  • Law enforcement agencies from all over the Western United States contact us for permission to recruit our students.
  • Our faculty is a unique mix of advanced and terminally degreed professionals with more than 150 years of combined academic and real-word experience.
  • Our average class size of 28 students allows students and professors to interact
    on a personal level.


Law enforcement at the local, state, regional and/or national level; Probation & Parole; Corrections; Youth intervention; Politics; Government; Non-profit and Public Administration; Law; Courts; homeland security (Border, Customs, Immigration).


In addition to our highly qualified faculty, our department has access to the Utah State Crime Lab and the certified Criminologists in that lab. Our students also benefit from the Crime Scene Lab and the Mock Courtroom, both of which are located on the Fourth Floor of the General Classroom Building.


  • Honors Societies
  • College Republicans/Democrats
  • VOX: Voices for Change


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Michael T. Benson
Professor of Political Science

Graduated Oxford University

Current job: President of Southern Utah University

"Go T-Birds!"

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