Political Science: Requirements for the Major

Disciplinary Major

Supporting Courses, (13 credits)

Required, (minimum of 2 courses):

POL SCI 100: Global Politics and Society (3 credits)

POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

Choose one of these, (minimum of 3 credits):

POL SCI 202: Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)

PU EN AF 215: Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)

Choose one of these:

BUS ADM 216: Business Statistics (4 credits)

COMM SCI 205: Social Science Statistics (4 credits) (strongly recommended)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (24 credits)

Core courses, (12 credits):

Required:

POL SCI 340: Political Theory (3 credits)

OR

POL SCI 349: American Political Thought (3 credits)

AND

POL SCI 351: Comparative Politics (3 credits)

Choose one of these:

POL SCI 360: International Relations (3 credits)

POL SCI 370: Foreign and Defense Policies (3 credits)

Choose one of these:

POL SCI 316: Congress: Politics and Policy (3 credits)

POL SCI 318: Political Behavior (3 credits)

POL SCI 320: Constitutional Law (3 credits)

Choose 12 additional credits from the following list, not taken as part of the twelve-credit core:

DJS 325: Law and Society (3 credits)

DJS 351: Political, Economy of Development (3 credits)

DJS 375: Gender and Global Justice (3 credits)

HISTORY 358: Political History of Modern Latin America (3 credits)

POL SCI 301: Environmental Politics and Policy (3 credits)

POL SCI 305: Urban Politics and Policy (3 credits)

POL SCI 306: Regulatory Policy and Administration (3 credits)

POL SCI 310: The American Presidency (3 credits)

POL SCI 312: Community Politics (3 credits)

POL SCI 314: Administrative Law (3 credits)

POL SCI 316: Congress: Politics and Policy (3 credits)

POL SCI 318: Political Behavior (3 credits)

POL SCI 320: Constitutional Law (3 credits)

POL SCI 349: American Political Thought (3 credits)

POL SCI 353: Politics of Developing Areas (3 credits)

POL SCI 360: International Relations (3 credits)

POL SCI 370: Foreign and Defense Policies (3 credits)

POL SCI 380: Global Environmental Politics and Policy (3 credits)

POL SCI 408: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

POL SCI 497: Internship (1-12 credits)

POL SCI 498: Independent Study (1-4 credits)

POL SCI 499: Travel Course (1-6 credits)

PU EN AF 378: Environmental Law (3 credits)

PU EN AF / POL SCI 406: State and Local Government (3 credits)