The General Program in Political Science is intended to meet the needs of students planning to continue their studies in political science or related fields at the graduate level, or planning to prepare for professional work in such fields as government, law, education and journalism.
Prerequisites. Three introductory-level social sciences courses, taken in two different disciplines, and including one of the following sequences: a two semester introductory sequence in either American History (HIS 220 , HIS 221 ) or History of Western Civilization (HIS 210 , HIS 211 ) or World Civilizations (HIS 112 , HIS 113 ) or Principles of Economics (ECN 201 , ECN 202 ).
- POL 120 and POL 190 , to be completed before election of political science courses numbered above 200.
- POL 301 .
- Six credits in political theory from POL 222 or POL 401 , POL 261 , POL 360 , POL 361 , POL 365 , POL 380 .
- At least two courses above the introductory series selected from each of the following groups:
- American politics and public administration. POL 304 , POL 305 , POL 309 , POL 311 , POL 312 , POL 316 , POL 321 , POL 322 , POL 323 , POL 326 , POL 327 , POL 329 , POL 331 , POL 375 , POL 381 , POL 387 , POL 420 , POL 422 , POL 428 , POL 430 .
- Comparative politics and international relations. POL 230 , POL 245 , POL 333 , POL 340 , POL 342 POL 343 , POL 344 , POL 345 , POL 346 , POL 351 , POL 359 , POL 437 .
- Electives in political science to complete a total of 33 credits in political science courses.
- Nine credits at the 300 level or above in related social sciences chosen in consultation with the advisor, including at least three credits of POL 390 / PUB 390 .
- All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including general education requirements and a foreign language.