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Political Science


Bachelor of Arts

Political Science Website

A major in Political Science helps to prepare students for careers in politics, government, global service, legal studies, graduate studies, journalism, and diplomacy. To successfully complete the Political Science major, the following coursework is required:
  • 9 credits of Political Science Requirements
  • 24 credits of Political Science Major Electives:
  • 34 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 53 credits of General Electives

  • A minimum of 120 credits is required for degree, the last 30 of which must be taken at La Roche College.

    Political Science Major - 9 credits required:

    POLI1022 American Government
    POLI3015 History of Political Thought
    POLI3021 Comparative Government
      Political Science Major Electives -- 24 credits selected from the following two sub-fields.
    American Politics (no more than 15 credits from this sub-field):

    COMM4009 Media & Democracy
    HIST1011 U.S. History: The Emergence of a Mass Democracy (1865-1945)
    HIST3000 History & Culture of the American Indian
    HIST3038 History of Black Americans
    POLI2005 Constitutional Law
    POLI2075 Public Policy
    POLI3002 History of European Diplomacy
    POLI3023 Modern U.S. Diplomatic History
    POLI3033 American Foreign Policy
    POLI3036 History of American Political Values, Beliefs & Ideas
    POLI3037 The American Presidency
    POLI3039 Politics and Society
    SLHS1002 Multicultural History of the U.S.
    SOCL1034 Race & Ethnicity
    SOCL2038 Wealth, Power & Prestige
      Political Science Major Electives
    Comparative Politics (no more than 15 credits from this sub-field):

    CRIM3036 Terrorism
    GEOG3013 Geography & World Affairs
    HIST2000 Britain and Its Empire
    HIST3005 Contemporary Central America
    HIST3020 Russia and the Soviet World
    HIST3026 History of Modern Germany
    HIST3027 History of Modern Europe
    HIST3028 East Asian History
    POLI2001 Global Politics
    POLI2045 Islam in the World
    POLI3002 History of European Diplomacy
    POLI3019 History & Politics of Africa
    POLI3025 Development: Political, Social & Economic Issues
    POLI3040 Ethnic Conflict
    POLI3041 Terrorism in the Modern Age
    POLI3045 History & Politics of the Middle East
    POLI3051 Development in Southeast Asia
    POLI3052 Experience of Modern War
    POLI3082 Social Movements & Resistance
    POLI4000C History & Politics of Italy
    SLHS1002 Multicultural History of the U.S.
    SOCL1023 Global Social Problems