Politics - Requirements

Major in Politics

Major in Politics

For a 30-credit major in politics, students:

  • complete PO 11 Introduction to American Politics;
  • complete PO 12 Introduction to Comparative Politics;
  • complete PO 14 Introduction to Political Theory; and
  • complete seven upper-division (100-level or greater) politics courses. Majors complete one upper-division course in each of the following areas: political theory, comparative politics, international relations, and American politics.

Minor in Politics

For an 18-credit minor in politics, students:

  • complete PO 11 Introduction to American Politics;
  • complete PO 12 Introduction to Comparative Politics;
  • complete PO 14 Introduction to Political Theory; and
  • complete three upper-division (100-level or greater) politics courses taken in any politics subfield or as internships or independent study offered by the department.

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