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Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies

Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies

Major in Political Science

Major in Political Science

Requirements

Political science majors are required to meet all the requirements for the Arts and Science degree. Political science majors should consult the "College of Arts and Sciences" section of this bulletin.

Political science majors must take 36 credit hours in political science, including POLS-Y 103 (Introduction to American Politics).

Majors are required to take the following courses

  • POLS-Y 205 (3 cr.)
  • POLS-Y 372 (3 cr.)
  • POLS-Y 490 (3 cr.)
  • International relations and comparative politics from the following courses (6 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 360 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 362 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 366 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 401 comparative politics (3 cr.)
  • American institutions and processes from the following courses (6 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 200 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 301 (3 cr.)
    • Select one of the following
      • POLS-Y 304 (3 cr.)
      • POLS-Y 305 (3 cr.)
    • Select one of the following
      • POLS-Y 302 (3 cr.)
      • POLS-Y 308 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 318 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 319 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 401 (3 cr.)
  • Political theory and philosophy from the following courses (6 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 381 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 382 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 383 (3 cr.)
    • POLS-Y 384 (3 cr.)
  • One course in statistics is also required of political science majors. PSY-K300 would satisfy this requirement as well as the Arts and Sciences requirements. Another option is ECON-E 280.

Recommended: In addition to meeting departmental and general requirements, the political science department strongly suggests that political science majors take supporting courses in economics and history, especially American history.

For more information, visit the Political Science page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.