Sep 23, 2023
Political Science majors complete 39 credits in political science. In addition, majors must satisfy a specific cognate requirement in selecting their distribution courses for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in the major in order to graduate.
Twelve (12) credits required. These courses should generally be taken in the first or second year.
MTH 104 or 120 is a prerequisite for PSC 349.
Three (3) credits required.
Three (3) internship credits are required; up to fifteen (15) Internship credits may be earned.
Recommended in senior year; may be waived in lieu of a study abroad of at least 4-weeks duration plus an upper-division course in PSC.
Seven (7) courses, a total of twenty-one (21) credits. PSC courses must be above the 100 level, and may not include PSC 349 or PSC 305.
One of these 7 courses must be a non-Western course in any department (can also count toward other degree requirements).
- A maximum of 2 of the 6 PSC courses can be completed at PSC 200 level
- A minimum of 2 of the 6 PSC courses must be completed at PSC 400 level
Upper division courses (PSC 300+) must be taken in a minimum of 2 of the 4 main subfields: American Politics/Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory
American Politics/Policy Subfield
Comparative Politics Subfield
International Relations Subfield
Political Theory Subfield
Total Credits: 39
Total Credits including one 3-credit math course: 42
General Education Departmental Requirements
Students majoring in Political Science will meet their departmentally-determined General Education requirements as follows:
Satisfied by two (2) PSC 400-level seminars.
Area I, Tier 2
Area W, Tier 1
Satisfied by two courses:
Area W, Tier 2
Students may choose a course from approved “W” (writing) courses.