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Political Science - Requirements for the Major

Political Science Program | Political Science Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 9-10 credits

One of these:

  • POL SCI 100      Global Politics and Society, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 101      American Government and Politics, 3 credits

Additional course from the list above or one of these:

  • POL SCI 202      Introduction to Public Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 215   Introduction to Public Administration, 3 credits

One of these:

  • BUS ADM 215   Introduction to Business Statistics, 3 credits
  • COMM SCI 205 Social Science Statistics, 4 credits (strongly recommended)
  • MATH 260         Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Core courses, 12 credits

Required:

  • POL SCI 340      Political Theory, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 351      Comparative Politics, 3 credits

One of these:

  • POL SCI 360      International Relations, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 370      Foreign and Defense Policies, 3 credits

One of these:

  • POL SCI 316    Congress: Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 318    Political Behavior, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 320    Constitutional Law, 3 credits

Choose 12 additional credits from the following list, not taken as part of the twelve-credit core:

  • HISTORY 358 Political History of Modern Latin America, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 326    Philosophy, Politics, and Law, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 301    Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 305    Urban Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 306    Regulatory Policy and Administration, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 310    The American Presidency, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 312    Community Politics, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 314    Administrative Law, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 316    Congress: Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 318    Political Behavior, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 320    Constitutional Law, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 353    Politics of Developing Areas, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 370    Foreign and Defense Policies, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 408    Public Policy Analysis, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 497    Internship, 1-12 credits
  • POL SCI 498    Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • POL SCI 499    Travel Course, 1-6 credits
  • PU EN AF 378 Environmental Law, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF/       State and Local Government, 3 credits
    POL SCI 406
  • SOC C D 325   Law and Society, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 351   Global Governance and Citizenship, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 362   Power and Change in America, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 375   Women, Politics and Social Change, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 351 Transportation and the City, 3 credits
Political Science Program
Political Science Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions