Political Science Majors



A major in Political Science requires a total of 33 hours. Students must complete four Political Science gateway courses (listed below) as well as at least one Political Science seminar. Students are also required to complete STAT 2070, Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (or an equivalent course), and 8 hours of a single foreign language or sign language (or receive equivalent credit by examination). Majors need to complete 18 hours of electives within the department, 9 of which must be upper-division (3000 or 4000 level) coursework. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may count toward the hour requirements. Finally, students must meet all requirements set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Wyoming including all University Studies Program requirements and the College of Arts and Sciences' Core Courses. 

Political Science Gateway Courses:

  • POLS 1000: American & Wyoming Government

  • POLS 2310: Introduction to International Relations

  • POLS 1200: Non-Western Political Cultures


    POLS 1250: Introduction to Comparative Government

  • POLS 2460: Introduction to Political Philosophy


    POLS 3600: American Political Thought

For more information, particularly for students preparing for Advising Week, please visit the Advising portion of this web site

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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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