Major Requirements

2015 - 2016 Catalog

Politics major leading to BA degree

A major in politics leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 41 credits as follows:

  1. POL 100, 105, 111; ECON 101 and 102; INTR 201, 202
  2. Five additional courses of 3 credits or more in politics, including completion of one of the following four sequences and including at least one 300-level seminar course which entails an independent research and writing component. All 300-level courses count towards the seminar requirement
    1. General Study: completion of five courses chosen from at least two of the three subfields below, including at least one 300-level seminar course.
    2. American Government: completion of four courses chosen from POL 203 (JOUR 203), 229, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 250, 251 (SOAN 251), 280, 283, 342, 360, 370, 397, 466 and at least one course chosen from the remaining 200- and 300-level courses in international/global politics or political philosophy
    3. International/Global Politics: completion of four courses chosen from POL 214, 215, 227, 240, 245 (SOAN 245), 246 (SOAN 246), 247,249, 255, 272 (SOAN 272), 274, 276, 279, 285, 288, 292, 296, 327, 380, 381, 384, 385, 392, 395 and at least one course chosen from the remaining 200- and 300-level courses in American government or political philosophy
    4. Political Philosophy: completion of four courses chosen from POL 265, 266, 270 (HIST 270), 281, 297, 360, 370, 396 and at least one course chosen from the remaining 200- and 300-level courses in international/global politics or American government
  3. Six additional credits which must include courses from two of the following disciplines: economics, history, philosophy, psychology, religion, or sociology and anthropology.
  1. Required courses:
  2. Five additional courses of 3 credits or more in politics, including completion of one of the following four sequences and including at least one 300-level seminar course which entails an independent research and writing component.
  3.  All 300-level courses count towards the seminar requirement

  4. Six additional credits which must include courses from two of the following disciplines:
  5. economics
    history
    philosophy
    psychology
    religion
    or sociology and anthropology