Declaring the Major or Minor

On major/minor declaration form, please indicate the preferred major/minor in the comments section (Political Science, Political Science/Social Studies, Economics/Political Science, or Politics/Philosophy/Economics).

For both the Political Science and Political Science/Social Studies majors and the Political Science minor declarations, please route the form to for approval.

Declaring the Political Science Major

You are eligible to declare the Political Science major, and any of the majors combined with Political Science, if you have completed any two of the following courses:

  • PLSC 250
  • PLSC 261
  • PLSC 271
  • PLSC 291

Stop by the Political Science Department office, Arntzen Hall 415 and an advisor will review your transcripts and assist you in completing the Major Declaration Form. If you are a transfer student, you may receive credit for equivalent political science courses taken at another college or university.

Please note that approvals from each department advisor are needed to declare a combined major in Political Science/Economics or Political Science/Philosophy/Economics.  Approved and completed Major Declaration ESign Forms will be routed to the Registrar.

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Declaring the Political Science Minor

You can declare the Political Science Minor at any time.  There are no prerequisites. 

Please come to the Political Science Department Office, Arntzen Hall 415, to officially declare a minor in Political Science.

Learn more about the Political Science Minor