Political Science Major

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Political Science is the study of the state and of power relations within and among states, as they are and as they ought to be. It seeks a better understanding of political and governmental behavior and institutions in order to enable society to use its collective resources more effectively for the general welfare. The principal sub-fields of the discipline are: American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory.

What can I do with a political science major?

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare this major.

Program Requirements

Students in the political science major pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete the corresponding degree's requirements.


  • PLS 111
  • PLS 112
  • PLS 113
  • PLS 203
  • PLS 303
  • THREE additional Political Science elective courses (nine credits)

Total Number of Credits: 36