The major in political science is designed to give students a solid foundation across the breadth of the discipline. The American politics and world politics core courses ensure a deeper foundation in the institutions and processes of politics in the United States and the world. For students who would like greater depth in one of these two areas, they may use their nine credits of electives to create a concentration in either American politics or world politics.
Students wishing to focus on American politics can create a concentration by taking all 9 credits of their electives in the American politics area (see courses listed above.) No duplication of courses in the American politics core.
Concentration in World Politics:
Students wishing to focus on world politics and create a concentration by taking all 9 credits of their electives in the world politics area (see courses listed above.) No duplication of courses from the world politics core.
In addition to PSCI 499, students must complete at least 12 credits at the 400 level. Up to six credits from PSCI 495, 497, and/or 498 may be counted toward the 39 credit requirement.