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Our Mission

In keeping with the University’s mission, the History and Political Science department is dedicated to providing students with a broad range of opportunities in general-education and discipline-specific courses. Our faculty members are committed to quality teaching, mentoring, and research. The History and Political Science department continually strives to provide a reflective, multicultural, and international perspective for students to actively engage in.


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Why Study History at UVU?

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News and Events

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Student Opportunities

Learn more about student clubs, our history honor society, and UVU’s student-published history journal.

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Political Science

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Why Study Political Science

Political Science enjoys a central position among the social sciences. Aristotle characterized politics as the “queen of the sciences.” It is a broad discipline that encompasses philosophical, historical and analytical studies of government, politics and policies.

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Engaged Learning

The Department of History & Political Science continually strives to support the University’s themes through working with regional, national, and international partnerships that will engage students outside the classroom.

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Studying Political Science at UVU gave me the opportunity to connect the theory taught in the classroom to the real-world issues happening all over the world. The professors in the program connect the concepts we discuss in the classroom to current events, which gave me an edge while interning and presenting at conferences. It’s clear the professors in the program care about the academic and professional success of all their students. As a direct result of their efforts, I am in a job I enjoy with the skills I need to succeed.

- Sam Elzinga