CAS Core Requirements Credits
Total 42-46
Program Required Courses Credits
PSC 105 - Introduction to Political Science or PSC 202 - Politics as Social Science 3
One course in each of the following areas 12
Introductory level course in American Politics including PSC 101, 103, 106, 203, 205, 207, or 250 3
Introductory level course in Political Theory including PSC 100, 120, 200, 206, or 207 3
Introductory level course in International Relations including GLS 100, PSC 201, 240, or 241  3
Introductory level course in Comparative Politics including PSC 100, 110, 204, or 205 3
One advanced course (300 level or higher) in three of the following areas 9
Three Political Science Electives (at least one must be at 300 or 400 level) 9
Senior Seminar and Essay: PSC 490 - Senior Seminar and PSC 491 - Integrative Essay 6
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.

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