2020-2021 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 05, 2024  
2020-2021 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

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44 Credits


Select one course from the following:

Comparative Politics/International Relations

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A 4 credit internship is required.  Additional credits can count towards general electives but not towards the PO major.


*An internship of 4‐12 credits is required for the Political Science major. All of those credits will count toward the 120 required for the BA, however only 4 credits will apply toward the major.

Signature Immersion Experience

Each student is asked to undertake an independent learning experience where they will immerse themselves in research and writing on a specific topic of their choosing. Faculty works with the student on topic selection and making sure they meet deliverable milestones and provide support through faculty and library staff. The student completes a writing intensive project which can be the traditional thesis or a project designed in consultation with a member of the political science faculty.

The student constructs a committee (with representatives across departments) that advises through the process. Additionally, the senior capstone seminar class involves significant feedback from fellow students. At the end of process the student does a “defense” which includes a public presentation with comments and feedback from the faculty on the committee.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum, Bachelor’s Degree


Select additional electives to reach 120 credits for a Bachelor’s degree. 

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