Political science prepares students to understand and participate in the processes whereby policies are made in local, state, national and international political systems.

Students learn the factual and theoretical ways in which governmental and non-governmental actors interact. In the process, students develop analytical and communication skills.

Political science courses are an essential part of a liberal arts education because many disciplines come together in political analysis. Political science courses are useful in a variety of majors such as history, sociology, pre-law, business, public administration, economics, education and international studies.

Students who would like hands-on experience in the political realm may sign up for an internship administered by the Political Science program. SLCC students have interned in Washington D.C. and Salt Lake City, volunteered on political campaigns, conducted exit polls, hosted a variety of national and local political figures and served with a variety of social services and educational institutions.

The Political Science Department offers individual courses in political science as well as a two-year AS degree.

Students should check with the department or academic advisor to determine which courses are transferable to other colleges within the Utah System of Higher Education.

Program Contacts

Administrative Assistant

Laura Rice
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Academic Administrative Building
Phone: 801-957-4307
Email: Laura.Rice@slcc.edu

Academic Advisor

Claudia Gutierrez Sanchez (Spanish Speaking)
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
CT 094 G
Phone: 801-957-4618
Email: Claudia.GutierrezSanchez@slcc.edu

Academic Advisor

Philip Anosike (Ibo Speaking)
South City Campus
Phone: 801-957-3336
Email: philip.anosike@slcc.edu

Academic Advisor

Luz Gamarra (Spanish Speaking)
South City Campus (Monday - Wednesday)
1-061 M-E
Taylorsville Redwood Campus (Thursday - Friday)
STC 240
Phone: 801-957-3244
Email: luz.gamarra@slcc.edu

For instruction on how to make an online appointment, please visit Academic Advising.

  • POLS 1100 US Government & Politics (AI)
  • POLS 1900 Special Studies
  • POLS 2000 Internship
  • POLS 2020 Legislative Process
  • POLS 2070 Diversity and US Politics (SS, DV)
  • POLS 2100 Intro to International Politics (ID)
  • POLS 2200 Intro/Comparative Politics (SS)
  • POLS 2300 Political Ideologies (SS)
  • POLS 2500 Peace & Conflict: Domestic (SS)
  • POLS 2700 Model United Nations (MUN) (SS)
  • POLS 2900 Special Topics
  • POLS 2950 Leadership
Associate of Science Degree