Politics and Government Major: Standard Program

Program Requirements

All standard majors require a minor in a second discipline or a second major.

A minimum of 36 credits is required including the following:

POLS 117Introduction to Political Ideas3
POLS 180Introduction to American Politics3
POLS 255Introduction to Comparative Politics (GT-SS1)3
POLS 260Introduction to World Politics (GT-SS1)3
POLS 309Political Theory I- Ancient to Early Modern3
POLS 310Political Theory II-Modern and Contemporary3
Select five of the following:15
Politics of the Environment
Issues in State and Local Government
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
The Politics of the Presidency
Politics of Social Movements
Human Rights
Politics of Development
American Foreign Policy
Political Economy
American Political Thought
The United Nations
Internship in Politics and Government
Select one of the following capstone courses:3
Studies in Political Theory:
Studies in American Politics:
Studies in International Relations:
Studies in Comparative Politics:
Total Credits36

A statistics course may be used to meet the POLS elective requirement.