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Political Science

Political Science majors must complete a minimum of 40 semester hours (ten courses) in the discipline (with the exception noted), including PO 101, PO 105 or IS 205, PO 150 or 180, and PO 485.

At least six courses (including PO 485) must be at the 300+ level. Two of these 300+ courses must be in American politics and two of them must be in the international or comparative fields. It is expected that students will complete 100-level requirements before enrolling in 300-level courses. In addition, all majors must complete an experiential learning requirement (e.g., internship, study abroad/BreakAway, service project). Some departmental funds are available to support these activities.
A minor may be earned in Political Science by completing a minimum of five courses, including three courses at the 200-level or above.

Students must complete the major or minor in political science with a grade point average of 2.0 or better for courses in the discipline. No student may register for PO 485 with less than a 2.0 GPA in the major. No courses in which a student earns below a ‘C-’ will be counted as meeting major or minor course requirements.