Mar 22, 2023  
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts 
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts

Political Science Major

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Major effective prior to 2011.

Modifications Made to Curriculum: Fall 2020

Requirements for the Major (46 credits)

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II. Intermediate and Upper-Level Electives (28 credits)

In addition to the required foundation courses, students must take 28 credits (total) in intermediate (200) and upper (300) level courses and they must be distributed across at least three of the four subfields in the discipline. At least three of these courses (12 credits) must be at the upper-level. A minimum of 12 of these intermediate and upper-level credits must be taken on campus. A maximum of 8 departmental internship course credits may be counted towards the Major.


III. Capstone (2 credits)


Students planning to attend graduate school in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field, and students planning to write an honors thesis or enroll in upper-level research seminars, are encouraged to take PSCI 307  . Additional highly recommended courses are STAT 207  and CSCI 115  

PSCI 300  - Independent Study in Political Science may satisfy a requirement with department approval.


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