Department of Political Science

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Major Requirements

Major Declaration
Complete Declaration form and schedule an appointment with one of the Undergraduate Political Science Advisors.
Foundation Courses 
 At least one course in three of these subfields:
  • American Government 
  • International Relations 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Political Theory 
Research Methods Course
 At least one research methods course chosen from the following:
  • PS 170 Research Methods in Political Science (Elementary)
  • PS 270 Understanding Political Numbers (Elementary)
  • PS 274 Political Choice and Strategy (Elementary)
  • PS 348 Analysis of International Relations (Intermediate)
  • PS 373 Intro to Survey Research (Intermediate)
  • PS 551 Intro to Statistical Inference (Intermediate)
Upper Level Work
At least 15 credits of upper level work in the major (courses numbered 300 or above)
Total Political Science Credits 
Students must have at least 30 credits within the Political Science Department. 
Here is the Undergraduate Catalog entry for the Political Science Major.