Major in Political Science, BA (39 credits)

Core (6 credits)

PS 104 The World's Political Systems                  3
or    
PS 110 American Government & Politics 3
PS 250 Approaches to Political Science 3

 

Five Core Areas (3 credits in each, 15 credits total):
U.S. and state government and politics (230, 231, 315, 330, 430, 431);
Political theory (232,334,335,433);
Comparative government (336, 380,420,421,425,434);
International relations and organization (235, 338, 345, 380, 439);
Public policy and law (241, 260, 270, 331, 332, 339, 445, 446, 448, 450).

Specialization (6 credits in one of the following specializations, at least 3 credits at the 300-400 level):
U.S. and state government, administration, and policy (230, 231, 260, 270, 331, 332, 430, 431, 439, 445, 446, 448);
Comparative and international politics (235, 336, 339, 345, 380, 420,421,425,434);
Leadership, organizations, political behavior and methods (280, 315, 330, 338, 343, 415, 450, 460);
Political Theory (232, 334, 335, 433)

Electives (12 credits in Political Science)

At least 18 of the 39 credits for the Major must be taken at the 300-400 level.

Credits from internships may be used to meet up to 6 credits of the appropriate specialization requirement.

3 credits from History, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, or statistics may count towards the Major if approved in advance by the Chair of Political Science.

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