Considering a Major in Political Science?
Take an introductory course
Introductory courses can provide you with a better understanding of what the study of political science is all about. Even if you do not end up majoring in political science, you can use these courses to meet General Education requirements. Suitable courses for first-year students and others new to political science include:
POLI 100: Introduction to Government in the United States
POLI 101: State and Local Government in the United States
POLI 130: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLI 150: International Relations and World Politics
Review the department website
The department’s website provides a wealth of information for prospective students, including major requirements, course descriptions, research and professional opportunities, department activities, and faculty biographies.
Meet with an advisor or faculty member
Academic advisors and faculty members can help answer questions that you might have about majoring in political science. The Department’s Undergraduate Advisor (Hollie Mann) and Director of Undergraduate Studies (Stephen Gent) are located in Hamilton Hall and are happy to meet with prospective majors during their office hours.