Political Science Program

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Information for Undergraduate Students




Political Science BA + BS

Political Science Minor

Advising Information


Transfer Students

Transfer students that have attended classes or completed an associate's degree at a Wyoming community college should review the UW 2+2 Degree Plans web site. These plans will help a student stay on track to graduate. Other transfer students should work with Admissions and the Office of the Registrar to determine how the classes they've already completed may transfer into their degree at the UW. The Admissions office will also invite students of transfer student orientation sessions. During these events, students will learn about UW, university services, and meet with a representative from the Political Science department to sign up for classes. Please contact sppais@uwyo.edu for more information.

Student Opportunities in Political Science

Pi Sigma Alpha - The national political science honorary provides opportunities to hear locally and nationally known speakers and share in a variety of social and academic activities.

Milward Simpson Fund - This fund, established by admirers and friends of the former U.S. Senator and Wyoming governor, recognizes outstanding student achievements, supports student research and attendance at conferences or seminars, and sponsors visiting professors and distinguished lecturers.

Internships - Learning experiences and potential career contacts are offered by legislators, government officials, and organization leaders.

Political Science Club - This student organization provides students the opportunity to get involved with the department. Past activities have included forums and movie nights. The club is responsible for the department's annual honors banquet, held each spring.

Exceptional Seniors - Those students who qualify may choose to develop an individual research project with time to pursue a topic in depth. Research and writing skills are developed with faculty guidance.

High-Quality Faculty

The School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies Faculty has a national reputation with an excellent teaching and research record. Teaching evaluations indicate that 92 percent of our students would recommend their political science professor to student friends. We believe in superior teaching and several faculty members have received outstanding teaching awards on campus.

The Political Science faculty also has an exceptional research record. Members of the faculty have authored nearly 300 journal articles and 20 books. Thus, political science students have access to teachers who are skillful communicators of knowledge and who are also actively involved in generating that knowledge.

Contact Us

School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies

Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)-766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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