Political Science (B.A.)

POLS 103 Politics of the United States (3)
POLS 105 Introduction to International Relations (3)
POLS 215 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 240 History of Political Philosophy (3)
POLS 450 Senior Seminar: Problems in Politics (3)
Five additional courses in Political Science* (15)
Total 30
Additional Requirement
One course from: (4)
STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics
STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

* At least two of the elective courses must be 300-level courses with a primary listing in POLS that count for Written Communication (WC) proficiency credit. Elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor.

As many as two of the elective courses may be chosen from cognate Social Sciences disciplines and applied to the Political Science degree provided those courses are not counted as Modes, and are approved by the advisor and the department chair.

* The preferred Quantitative Literacy (QL) proficiency course for all political science majors is Political Science 330X/ Sociology 330.

Students adding a second major in Political Science to a primary major in another cognate Social Sciences discipline may complete the Political Science major with eight courses consisting of the five core requirements and three other courses, at least one of which must be a 300-level POLS course that counts for WC credit.