Students majoring in political science must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours in political science courses, of which a minimum of 18 hours must be in courses numbered 3000 and above. Field requirements are described in footnote 3 within the recommended path. Students may declare one or two concentrations within the major; a concentration consists of four courses. There are nine different concentrations: four concentrations consisting of four courses in the fields described in footnote 3 in the recommended path: (1) American government and politics; (2) comparative government and politics; (3) international politics and law; and (4) political theory., and five concentrations which have been designed by the department: (1) campaigns and elections; (2) law & legal systems; (3) political analysis; (4) public policy; and (5) race & politics. Only one non-POLI course may count towards a concentration. Students may complete the major without designating a concentration.
POLI 1001 , POLI 3001 , POLI 3003 , POLI 3901 , POLI 3909 , and POLI 4001 may not be counted toward fulfilling field requirements but may be counted as political science electives.
Honors work is provided through POLI 1002 , POLI 2052 , POLI 3000 , POLI 3809 , POLI 3896 , POLI 4998 , and POLI 4999 . A special curriculum leading to the BA with departmental honors in political science is offered. Details are available from the departmental office.