Bachelor of Arts - Major in Political Science (2020-2021 and Earlier)


  • See Bachelor of Arts (BA).
  • Students in this major may also be interested in the Certificate in Globalization and Governance, the Certificate in Peace and Post-Conflict Studies, and the Certificate in European Studies   

A major in Political Science requires a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 48 in Political Science at the senior level. Normally, these courses must include:

Required Courses

6 from

 And 12

  • At the 300- and 400-level (of which 6 must be at the 400-level).

  • These requirements may be varied only in special circumstances and only with departmental approval.

Recommended Courses

  • POL S 101 is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses, and 300- and 400-level courses presuppose specific 200-level prerequisites.  
  • Students proposing to concentrate in Political Science should take:

Year 1

Years 1-2 (12 from the following)