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Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science
Majors in Political Science are prepared for further study at the graduate level or for a variety of careers. Many of our students become teachers or lawyers. Others work for a large corporation as public affairs officers or for federal, state, or local governments in numerous capacities. Some become reporters, lobbyists, or campaign managers; some have been elected to public office.

Master’s in Political Science

Completing a Master of Arts degree in Political Science allows students to deepen their knowledge of American and international politics.

Bachelors in Political Science

In our Political Science program we offer four areas of emphasis within a bachelor of science degree and two minor degrees.

Political Science and Canadian Studies Minor

For students who wish to major in another field, the Department of Political Science offers a minor in political science. Additionally, The Canadian studies minor is designed to complement any university major. Learn More…


Boise State University’s School of Public Service will launch Fall 2015.