Curriculum

Political Science Major (10 - four credit courses)

REQUIRED COURSES:
  • POLS 111, POLS 121, POLS 211, POLS 221
    (prerequisite for POLS 211: POLS 111 and POLS 121, one of which may be taken the same semester as POLS 211)
  • One or more of POLS 222, POLS 223, and POLS 224
  • Four(4) additional POLS 300-level sequence courses plus a Senior Research Seminar

The DC Summer Study internship experience for 8 credits may satisfy no more than one 300-level sequence course requirement. Any other internship would NOT satisfy one of the upper division POLS course requirements.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to participate in academic internships, Study Abroad programs and summer program opportunities for experiential learning. Note, however, that academic experiences and transferred courses may replace no more than ONE of the requirements for 300-level courses in the major.  Programs of study are to be developed in consultation with a faculty advisor.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Comprehensive exam.

    

Political Science Minor (5 course requirement - 20 credits)

For Students Entering 2011 and After

Required courses are

  • either POLS 111 or 121;
  • one of the following: POLS 221, 222, 223 or 224;
  • and three (3) upper division courses within your concentration.

The Political Science Minor is 20 credits and may be taken in the following concentrations:

 

Your course of study should be planned with the assistance of your faculty advisor.