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.

Political Science