The Campaign Management Minor offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn the theory and practices that will allow them to be effective participants in election and advocacy campaigns.

Minor Requirements

To complete the Campaign Management Minor, students are required to complete courses in the Political Science, Communications, and Philosophy Departments. Students must also complete a political internship through the Hinckley Institute of Politics. The checklist can be found here

In order to apply to the Campaign Management Minor, students must have a declared major at the University of Utah, and must have completed the University’s American Institutions requirement.

Application Process

Set up an appointment with Gina Shipley. She will provide you with the requirement checklist and form.

Capital Encounter is a one-week program available for students who cannot serve a standard full-semester internship in Washington, DC. Students travel with Hinckley National Program Coordinator Gina Shipley and Hinckley Academic Outreach Coordinator and Political Science Professor Lecturer Dr. Tim Chambless to the nation's capital at the culmination of the spring semester.


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Campaign Management (HNKLY 3160)

Fall semester only, cross-listed with POLS 3160

This course is designed to introduce students to the management of political and public affairs campaigns through lectures, guest speakers, and active participation in a campaign. Students can also receive internship credit for their campaign work by registering for a local internship (HNKLY 4900).

Political Forum Series (HNKLY 3910)

Fall and spring semesters, cross-listed with POLS 3910

This writing-intensive course exposes students to diverse perspectives on current events and political and social issues. Students attend a variety of Hinckley Forums featuring academics, policymakers, diplomats, authors, and other public officials. The course additionally hones students’ public speaking prowess.

Utah State Politics and Policy (POLS 3960-002)

The Hinckley Institute is excited to announce our current collaboration with the Political Science Department in teaching this course, which is intended to compliment the intense learning experience of the Hinckley Institute's spring Legislative Internship program. Students are given the chance to debrief and better understand the implications of the policies and politics they encountered during the General Utah Legislative Session. 

Global Community Based Research (HNKLY 4100)

Fall and spring semesters, cross-listed with SW 4100

This course is designed to help students develop needed skills for program development, assessment, research, and impact analysis in developing country settings.

congressman matheson Seminar (HNKLY 4904)

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

Starting the Spring 2016 Semester, the former U.S. Congressman and new Hinckley Resident Scholar will instruct an intimate, 10-student course focused on domestic policy. Due to the competitive nature of this symposium, you must apply for entry. Please email a resume and cover letter to Molly Wheeler.

Ambassador John Price Think Tank (HNKLY 4905)

Fall and Spring Semesters

This course is taught by the Hinckley Institute’s Resident Scholar John Price, who served as the Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of Comoros from 2002-2005. This think tank is reserved for a select group of students and focuses on foreign policy as it relates to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Due to the competitive nature of this symposium, you must apply for entry. Please email a resume and cover letter to Gina Shipley. 

Plan to Finish (POLS 3960-001)

In collaboration with the Political Science Department, the Hinckley Institute is co-teaching a week-long intensive summer course as part of the U's Plan to Finish grant. The Plan to Finish grant assists students with graduating sooner. This class will provide the unique opportunity to combine theory and practice in order to promote social change in areas such as local politics and community, race, gender, family, education, and government. Please contact Charlene Orchard for more information.