Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Political Science


Freshman Fall Credits Spring Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1 First Year Seminar 102 1
D.E.C. A 3 D.E.C. A 3
POL 100-level* 3 POL 100-level* 3
POL 100-level* 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total 16 Total 16
Sophomore Fall Credits Spring Credits
POL 201** 3 POL 300-level 3
POL 200-level 3 Introductory course in related area 3
D.E.C. 3 Introductory course in related area 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total 15 Total 15
Junior Fall Credits Spring Credits
POL Upper-Division course from selected Program of Study*** 3 POL Upper-Division course from selected Program of Study*** 3
POL Upper-Division course from selected Program of Study*** 3 POL Upper-Division course from selected Program of Study*** 3
Upper-Division course in related area 3 Upper-Division course related in area 3
D.E.C. 3 Upper-Division elective 3
D.E.C. 3 Upper-Division elective 3
Total 15 Total 15
Senior Fall Credits Spring Credits
POL Upper-Division elective 3 Electives, directed research, internship, or honors 15
POL Upper-Division elective 3
D.E.C. 3
Upper-Division elective 3
Upper-Division elective 3
Total 15 Total 15

*Every Political Science major must take POL 101, 102, and 103. The three courses are independent of one another and may be taken in any sequence.

**Any of the following courses may be substituted for POL 201: AMS 102, BUS 215, ECO 320, PSY 201, or SOC 202.

***See the lists under “Programs of Study” (right).