Welcome to the home page of the Department of Political Science at Boise State University. Located in the state capital, the university is the largest institution in Idaho’s system of higher education.
As the governmental, business, and cultural center for a metropolitan area of over 600,000 people, Boise provides outstanding opportunities for students to enhance their educational experience.
In addition, Boise is famous for its abundant outdoor recreational activities, with Idaho’s mountains and wilderness areas just minutes from campus.
data source: Idaho Secretary of State
Beginning Fall 2012, the Political Science Dept. will transition into its new course requirements for the Political Science catalog. Many students will be considered legacy students.
Legacy students are the Political Science majors and minors, declared as of Spring 2012, who will be able to complete all lower division requirements that were in place before this upcoming transition (i.e., POLS 101, 102, 141, and 231). The Course PREREQ’s list linked below, reflect the current course numbers in the 2011-2012 catalog, the new course numbers in the 2012-2013 catalog, and the PREREQ’s that the legacy students must complete to take the courses in the 2012-2013 catalog.
If you have any questions, please contact your POLS advisor. We understand that there will be special circumstances due to studying abroad and other things, and we will work with all students to achieve a timely graduation.
Department of Political Science
Environmental Research Building
1295 University Drive
5th Floor, Room 5146A
Mail Stop 1935