Political Science courses generally are small or medium-sized, with heavy emphasis
on interaction, research and writing. All of our courses fall into one of political
science’s four broad subfields–American Politics, International Relations, Foreign
and Comparative Politics, or Political Theory.
Majors are required to take two introductory courses, a course in research methodology,
and a capstone seminar in their senior year. In addition, they must take a number
of courses distributed across the different subfields. Minors must complete the
introductory courses and a diverse, yet smaller course of study.
Students planning to major in political science must obtain departmental approval,
and then complete the following requirements:
The collegiate curriculum requires that students earn a grade of C- or higher in
all courses that count towards the major or minor, and attain a cumulative GPA of
2.00 or higher on all such coursework.