Political Science Curriculum

Curricular Requirements


CAS Core Requirements


Program Required Courses  
One of the following courses: 3
PSC 105 - Introduction to Political Science  
PSC 202 - Politics as Social Science  
One course in each of the following areas: 12
Introductory level course in American Politics including:
PSC 101, 106, 203, 205, 207 or 250
Introductory level course in Political Theory including:
PSC 100, 120, 200, 206 or 207
Introductory level course in International Relations including:
PSC 201 or 240
Introductory level course in Comparative Politics including:
PSC 100, 110, 204 or 205
One advanced course (300 level or higher) in three of the following areas: 9
Political Theory  
Comparative Politics  
American Politics  
International Relations  
Three Political Science Electives
At least one must be at 300 or 400 level
Senior Seminar and Essay 6
PSC 490 - Senior Seminar  
PSC 491 - Integrative Essay  
Minimum Program Required Credits 39
Open Elective Courses (as needed to reach 120 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits 120

Students wishing to pursue teacher certification in Political Science can complete a double major with Political Science and Secondary Education OR a major in Secondary Education and a concentration in Political Science.  For more Information, see the Secondary Education catalog page.

Double majors or minors of all types are encouraged. All students can pursue internships and study abroad opportunities while majoring in political science.

Students in this major can participate in the pre-health graduate school preparation tracks.