BA Political Science
Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, with a major in Political Science:
This program allows students to specialize in Political Science (POL S) while receiving a diverse liberal arts education.
What courses do you need for a BA in Political Science?
In addition to completing the Faculty’s Basic Requirements for a BA, and any requirements related to one’s minor area of specialization, all students majoring in Political Science must meet the following program requirements:
Political Science majors must complete between 30 and 48 course weights of senior-level Political Science courses (senior-level courses are those at the 200-level and above).
The 30-48 course weights must include the following:
Suggestions for completing a major:
First-year students: Take POL S 101. This introductory course is a prerequisite for 200-level courses in political science.
Second-year students: Take one or more of the required 200-level courses. In particular, be sure to take the 200-level courses that interest you most since these "core courses" are the prerequisites for 300- and 400-level courses in their respective subfields.
Third- and fourth-year students: Complete all the requirements outlined above, including ensuring you have enough total course weights for the major.
Note: Students in unique situations—such as transfer students or those who took POL S 221 before declaring a Political Science major—should speak with the Undergraduate Chair for advice about fulfilling the program requirements.
Dr. Ian Urquhart
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