Political Science is a liberal arts major designed to introduce students to the enduring questions of politics and the institutions and political life of the United States and other regions and countries of the world. Students successfully completing the undergraduate program in Political Science will be competitive for positions in the private and public sectors for which a general undergraduate baccalaureate degree is considered an entry level requirement. Students who complete the undergraduate program with a high degree of success will be prepared for graduate work in Political Science or law school.
- Students majoring in Political Science must earn a C or above in each course used to satisfy Major Requirements.
- Students who wish to pursue a degree in Political Science must conform to the following departmental regulations:
- Students must register with the Department by consulting the departmental Administrative Specialist and/or the Chair of the Department to be counseled and to be assigned an adviser.
- Students with prior college work will not be accepted into the Department unless, in the view of the Chair, their previous work suggests the ability to perform at the standard demanded by the Department. In general, this will mean at least a C average in previous work.
- To remain a member of the Department, a student must maintain a C average both in overall academic work and in all courses taken within the Department itself. Students who fail to maintain this academic standard may be dropped from the Department.