B.A. Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted as a political science major, you must apply online. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for university policy on admissions.

Department Policies

Special Areas of Interest

  • American Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Public Law
  • International Relations/Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory

Course Distribution

Students must take 30 political science credits at the 300- 400 level. Courses must be selected from all six areas and be distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses in three areas
  2. One course in a fourth, fifth and sixth area
  3. One elective


Internships may be taken as general electives.

PSC 405O (MODEL U.N.) may not be used as the only course in the International Relations/Foreign Policy area.