Study and analyze current political affairs and prepare to pursue careers in fields such as law and public policy. Learn to think critically and analytically about power, authority and political events with our diverse curriculum including courses about human rights, international relations, American politics and peace and security in East Asia. You will gain practical experience in policy, advocacy and law with a term in Washington DC at our Washington Community Scholars Center.
|Core Requirements||16 SH|
|POL 111 Comparative Politics||2 SH|
|POL 112 American Politics||2 SH|
|POL 113 International Relations||2 SH|
|STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics||2 SH|
|PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy||3 SH|
|SOC 336 Methods of Social Research||3 SH|
|Social Science Capstone||2 SH|
|Core Electives||10-12 SH*|
Choose among the following courses to equal at least 10 SH (with a semester WCSC term) or 12 SH (with a summer WCSC term). Two courses must be 300 or 400 level:
POL 220 US Foreign Policy (3 SH)
|Specialization Courses||6-9 SH|
*Choose two of the following courses (in conjunction with a semester WCSC term) or three (in conjunction with a summer WCSC term) One course must be 300 or 400 level:
ECON 201 Survey of Economics (3 SH)
|Washington Community Scholar’s Center||10-15 SH|
|Students of Political Studies major must complete a semester (15SH) or summer (10SH)
in the WCSC program.
Students choosing a summer WCSC term will take two additional courses from the above
lists to fulfill the 47 SH requirement.