About the Program
Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interests? If so, you should select political science as a major. Political Science is the study of governments, public policies and political behavior. Political Science uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine the United States and all countries and regions of the world.
As a political science major, you will hone the writing, communications, and analytical skills that are critical to a liberal arts education. This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs.
Political science training also provides valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, and especially for seeking elective or appointive positions in government.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Political Science is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Political Science Majors must earn a “C-” or better in any course used to fulfill a major requirement.