(42-43 credits)

  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses used for the Political Science major.
  • Up to 1/3 of the credits used for any other major or minor may be used to meet the requirements of this major.
Required Courses (24 Credits)
POL216American Govt and Politics 4
POL227Intro International Politics4
POL229Intro to Comparative Politics 4
POL300Political Science Research Methods4
Select one of the following:4
Seminar in American Government and Politics
Seminar in Comparative Politics
Seminar in International Relations
Seminar in Political Theory
Seminar in Law
POL220Athens and Jerusalem: Political Thought in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds4
or POL323 Sovereigns, Subjects, and the State: Modern Political Thought
Political Science Electives (18-19 Credits)
Select twelve (12) credits from one of the following sub-fields (area concentrations) and six (6) credits from the remaining four: 118-19
Political Theory
American Government
International Relations
Comparative Politics
Total Credits42-43
  • No more than one 200-level course (3-4 credits) may count toward the elective requirement.
  • Only nine (9) credits of internship may be applied to the major; the remaining elective credits will be upper-division credits.
  • POL390 Junior Seminar in Political Science may count toward the sub-field requirement or as an upper-division Political Science elective.