The major in political science requires completion of HIST 222 and POSC 100, at least one credit of an internship or directed research, and 34 credits in additional work in political science. Qualified majors may avail themselves of Congressional District Office Internships around the state, internships with the Washington Center and Institute for Experiential Learning in Washington, D.C., law offices, businesses, and a wide variety of state and local government offices.
The optional pre-law concentration requires completion of HIST 222 and POSC 100, at least one credit of an internship or directed research, and 40 credits in additional courses, including 31 credits in political science, 3 in psychology, 3 in philosophy, and 3 in economics or accounting.
The optional global politics concentration requires 24 credits of core political science courses, 15 credits of courses focusing on regional area studies, and 9 credits of courses focusing on transitional communities and related issues.
Political science majors may earn either the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
No grade below “C-” will be accepted for courses applied to the major.