The major in political science serves as preparation for:
- graduate study in politics, government, and related fields, including area studies, public policy, and public administration;
- law school;
- careers in government and public affairs; and
- work in the private and non-profit sectors that require knowledge of government and politics.
Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.
Requirements for the Political Science major are 34 hours of Political Science and International Relations courses and 4 hours of Political Research or Statistics.
|PSCI 135||American Politics and Government||4|
|PSCI 145||Political Philosophy||4|
|IR 155||Comparative Politics||4|
|or IR 175||International Politics|
|PSCI 361||Political Research (or a department-approved equivalent)||4|
|or MATH 263||Introduction to Statistics|
|PSCI 494||Senior Seminar||2|
|Select 16 credits 1||16|
Select 16 credits of PSCI and/or IR courses at the 200-level and above, of which at least 8 credits must be taken in PSCI and/or IR courses numbered 350-399.