Major in Political Science

Students must complete the required courses below:

  • PLSC 1000 Introduction to American Government (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2000 Comparative Government (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2400 International Relations (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2800 Political Theory (C or higher)
  • PLSC 4000 Research Methods in Political Science (C or higher)

Students must complete the department elective requirement. Students may choose any other four PLSC courses:

  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)

*Internship, directed readings, and fieldwork courses may be used to fulfill no more than two of the four departmental electives (no more than one from each category). Political science majors who choose to concentrate on foreign area studies may use courses taken in approved study abroad programs to fulfill up to a maximum of three of the required ten courses.

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • PLSC 4900 Senior Seminar (C or higher)

Minor in Political Science

Students must complete this course:

  • PLSC 1000 Introduction to American Government (C or higher)

Students must choose one course from the list below:

  • PLSC 2000 Comparative Government (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2400 International Relations (C or higher)

Students must take 3 additional political science (PLSC) elective courses, of student choice:

  • PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • PLSC #### (C or higher)