Politics - Requirements

Major in Politics

For a 30-credit major in politics, students complete:

  • PO 11 Introduction to American Politics
  • PO 12 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PO 14 Introduction to Political Theory
  • 7 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
  • American politics

Minor in Politics

For an 18-credit minor in politics, students complete:

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