Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 124
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum number of credits to complete the major: 42
Political Science is a dynamic, exciting major that prepares students for a range of careers. Students in Political Science learn to analyze and research politics from a range of perspectives. Students explore vital and contemporary questions about law, government, and justice and learn about political systems and leaders, policies, and domestic and international conflicts. Our students develop their writing, analytical and critical thinking skills across a range of courses and topical areas. Many of our students combine their Political Science major with a double major or minor to further enrich their college experience and training. Students in Political Science have the opportunity for hands-on learning in internships, research projects, service learning, or spending a semester studying abroad or in Washington, D.C.. Political Science graduates have gone on to hold a range of jobs in public service, non-profit work, local, state, and federal government, K-12 education, higher education, research, and business. Many students also further their education in graduate or law school.
Political Science majors must take eleven total courses. This includes four required courses and seven elective courses. Elective courses must include at least two courses in US politics and government and at least two courses in global politics. All majors must also take at least one Writing Intensive course in the major.