Major and Minor Requirements
Major: 30 credits
- POS 101
- POS 111
- POS 212 or POS 225
- POS 420
- POS 425 (includes a major research paper, usually taken in senior year)
- five additional courses in political science
Additionally, it is recommended that students complete an internship at the local, state or national level. Students can earn from 3-12 credits in the internship experience. Political science majors are encouraged to take complimentary courses in history, philosophy, English, and communications.
Minor: 18 credits
Adding a political science minor to a students’ course of study gives them an understanding of the contemporary world and of important policy issues. The program allows students to achieve a minor through a flexible course of study that requires 18 total hours. A maximum of 6 hours may be attained through an internship experience.