Major Sequence:

A minimum of 11 course units in political science, including:

1) at least one course from each of the three areas listed below:

A. political science 101
B. political science 102 or 103
C. political science 315, 316, 317 or 318

2) political science 392 and 415 (415 is only offered fall semester)

3) political science 395, 396, 397, or equivalent off-campus experience

4) five additional courses chosen according to the student’s interests (one of which must be at the 300-level if the off-campus class is not 300 level)

Political science majors are also encouraged to take relevant courses in the following areas: economics, history, philosophy, statistics, and sociology.

Minor Sequence:

Students contemplating a minor in political science should consult with the department head before choosing courses. The minor consists of 6 courses, to include:

1) at least one course from each of the three areas listed below:

A. political science 101
B. political science 102 or 103
C. political science 315, 316, 317, or 318

2) at least two courses at the 300-level or above
3) not more than one course unit of independent study or internship may count toward the minor (political science 250, 397, or 402).

For courses offered by the Political Science Department, click here.