Political Science Major

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
60 Credits
 

Core courses are required in each of the four fields.  They are:

  • PLSC 250 for American Politics and Public Policy

  • PLSC 261 for Political Theory

  • PLSC 271 for International Relations

  • PLSC 291 for Comparative Politics

     

Students must complete:

            One upper division course in any two fields (no course may count for more than one field)

            One course from: PLSC 431, PLSC 432, PLSC 433, PLSC 434

 

Balance of required 60 credits in any Political Science courses

 

Courses in the four fields are organized as follows:

American Politics and Public Policy--250, 311, 313, 314, 321, 323, 327, 345, 346, 347, 348, 353, 355, 366, 414, 415, 420, 423, 427, 431, 449, 450, 467, 489

 

Political Theory--261, 361, 362, 364, 432, 462, 463, 469, 471, 472, 473, 480, 493

 

International Relations—271,310, 312, 315, 325, 366, 370, 372, 376, 399, 403, 434, 436

 

Comparative Politics--291, 301, 302, 307, 308, 309, 312, 315, 325, 366, 374, 383, 390, 399, 402, 403, 406, 430, 433, 436, 449, 453, 491

 

PLSC 101, 435, 443, 444, 447, and 448 credits apply toward the major but do not count in any field.  No more than ten credits of internship, or of independent study combined, may be counted toward the major.

 

Plan of Study/Evaluation: 

Click here for a copy of the Political Science Major Plan of Study listing course offerings and prerequisites.  Major evaluation/plan of study forms are available in the Political Science Office (AH415) or print one:  PDF icon Major eval PS 17-18.pdf

Students who declared the major prior to June 13, 2016 should refer to the prior Major evaluation/plan of study:  Major eval PS 15-16.pdf