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Introduction:

The Political Strategy track is designed to help students prepare for a career in domestic U.S. politics, the U.S. Government, the Legislative Process, Voting and Election Management, and in Campaign Management. Core skills here will help develop the experience needed to succeed in American Government, to work in the American Political Community, and to prepare for a Masters or PHD level of education. Courses include the political role of the media, and state and local government.

POLITICAL STRATEGY TRACK:

GROUP 6.3.1 Complete 9.0 hours from the following course(s)

POLI 301 - Data Visualization3.0

POLI 302 - Experimental Research Methods3.0

POLI 304 - Game Theory in Political Science3.0

POLI 305 - Survey Research Methods3.0

POLI 311 - State and Local Government and Politics3.0

POLI 312 - American Judicial Politics3.0

POLI 313 - Interest Groups3.0

POLI 314 - The United States Presidency3.0

POLI 315 - Congress and the Legislative Process3.0

POLI 316 - American Political Parties3.0

POLI 317 - Public Opinion and Voting Behavior4.0v

POLI 318 - Campaigns and Elections3.0

POLI 319R - Topics in American Government and Politics3.0v

POLI 321 - The Media in American Politics3.0

POLI 323 - Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Politics3.0

POLI 324 - Political Psychology3.0

POLI 325 - Politics of Wilderness, National Parks, and Public Land Management3.0

POLI 331 - Politics and Public Policy3.0

POLI 332 - Public Policy Analysis3.0

POLI 333 - Politics of Bureaucracy3.0

POLI 335 - Social Policy3.0

POLI 339R - Topics in Public Policy3.0v

POLI 342 - Gender and Politics3.0

POLI 392R - Topics in Political Strategy3.0v

POLI 399R - Utah Legislature Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - Campaign Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - City Government Intership9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - State Government Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - Congressional Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 422 - Interests and Ideas in the American Founding3.0

POLI 423 - Political Extremism in the United States3.0

POLI 428 - Advanced Statistical Analysis3.0

POLI 497R - Mentored Research6.0v

GROUP 6.3.2 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)

ECON 110 - Economic Principles and Problems3.0

ECON 477 - Political Economics3.0

FHSS 351 - Civil Rights Seminar3.0

POLI 301 - Data Visualization3.0

POLI 302 - Experimental Research Methods3.0

POLI 304 - Game Theory in Political Science3.0

POLI 305 - Survey Research Methods3.0

POLI 311 - State and Local Government and Politics3.0

POLI 312 - American Judicial Politics3.0

POLI 313 - Interest Groups3.0

POLI 314 - The United States Presidency3.0

POLI 315 - Congress and the Legislative Process3.0

POLI 316 - American Political Parties3.0

POLI 317 - Public Opinion and Voting Behavior4.0v

POLI 318 - Campaigns and Elections3.0

POLI 319R - Topics in American Government and Politics3.0v

POLI 321 - The Media in American Politics3.0

POLI 323 - Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Politics3.0

POLI 324 - Political Psychology3.0

POLI 325 - Politics of Wilderness, National Parks, and Public Land Management3.0

POLI 331 - Politics and Public Policy3.0

POLI 332 - Public Policy Analysis3.0

POLI 333 - Politics of Bureaucracy3.0

POLI 335 - Social Policy3.0

POLI 339R - Topics in Public Policy3.0v

POLI 342 - Gender and Politics3.0

POLI 392R - Topics in Political Strategy3.0v

POLI 399R - Congressional Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - State Government Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - City Government Intership9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - Campaign Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 399R - Utah Legislature Internship9.0v

You may take up to 6 credit hours.

POLI 422 - Interests and Ideas in the American Founding3.0

POLI 423 - Political Extremism in the United States3.0

POLI 428 - Advanced Statistical Analysis3.0

POLI 497R - Mentored Research6.0v

SOC 323 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3.0

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to complete internships, work on political campaigns, and gain other practical political experience.

Note: Internships and mentored research must be related to political strategy to count for the Political Strategy track.

Note: Students may count up to 6 credit hours of POLI 399R (internship credit) in the track.

Note: Students should contact the Political Science Internship Director, Scott Dunaway (945 KMBL, 801-422-2168), at least 60-90 days before the anticipated internship start date or before beginning the search for an internship.

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to take one of the following methods courses in the Analytical and Professional Skills requirement: POLI 301, 302, 304, 305, 428.