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Requirements for the Political Science Major
In addition to the general University Core Curriculum and College of Arts and Sciences requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, students majoring in political science must satisfactorily complete the following:
Eleven term (one-quarter or equivalent) courses in political science:
a. POLI 1, 2 or 3, 25, 30, 40 (ECON 1 may be substituted for POLI 40) and 99 (taken during freshman, sophomore years, preferably in sequence).
b. Seven upper-division courses in political science. Of these seven courses, one must be a lecture course from each of the following five subfields: (1) U.S. Politics (2) Comparative Politics (3) International Relations (4)Political Philosophy, and (5) Applied Quantitative Methods. The sixth upper-division course is to be selected from one of the first four subfields. The seventh upper-division course is a seminar selected from subfields 1-4.
Note: The College of Arts and Sciences requires two mathematic courses as part of the University Core Curriculum. Political science majors may select from the following two-course sequences:
a. MATH 6, 7
b. MATH 11, 12
c. MATH 6, 8
d. MATH 11, 8 (other statistics courses may replace MATH 8)
e. MATH 30, 31 may substitute form MATH 11 and 12, respectively.