Political Science Major Requirements
Political Science Major
- POLI 130 / AMER 130 United States Politics and Government
- POLI 150 / INTL 150 Introduction to International Studies or POLI 160 / INTL 160 Introduction to Comparative Politics
- POLI 200 Research Methodology and Techniques
- SSCI 224 Basic Statistics
- POLI 314 Classical and Medieval Political Thought or POLI 316 Modern Political Thought or POLI 317 American Political Thought or PHIL 346 Philosophy of Human Rights
- POLI 231 State and Local Politics or POLI 332 Political Parties and Elections or POLI 335 Congress and Legislatures or POLI 336 / LEAD 336 Executive Leadership or POLI 337 Judicial Process and Behavior
- POLI 338 Introduction to Public Administration or POLI 343 Administrative Law or POLI 346 Policy Analysis or POLI 348 Environmental Politics
- 3 POLI courses numbered 200 or above
- POLI 350 International Relations or POLI 353 United States Foreign Policy or POLI 355 International Organizations or POLI 362 North-South Relations or POLI 365 European Politics or POLI 368 Politics and Governments of Latin America
Students are advised to take POLI 130 and POLI 150 / POLI 160 as freshmen, SSCI 224 and POLI 200 as sophomores and one course in each of the four content areas (political thought, U.S. politics, policy administration and international/comparative politics) during the sophomore, junior and senior years.
Political Science Teaching Major
The teaching major for secondary certification requires the same courses as the political science major.