Major Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Political Science Major

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PS 1004 Intro to Comparative PoliticsPS 1014 Intro to U.S. PoliticsPolitical Science Elective* OR 
 Elective – Preferably HIST 1014 Western Civ I ORTravel Course (if appropriate) 
 HIST 1024 Western Civilization II 

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PS 2194 International Politics PS 2504 Politics of the Middle East** OR 
 PS 2514 Politics of Africa** OR  
 PS 2524 Politics of Asia** OR  
 PS 2534 Politics of Europe and Russia** 

Junior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PS 3044 Modern Political ConceptsPS 3114 Political Theory I OR 
Political Science ElectivePS 3124 Political Theory II 
 Political Science Elective* 

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
Political Science Elective*PS 4444 Senior Seminar 
 Political Science Elective* 

A total of 11 courses are required to complete the Political Science major
At least 6 of the courses must be at the 3000-level
*5 electives required 
**1  course in comparative government is required (PS 2504PS 2514PS 2524, or PS 2534 and should be taken in fall or winter term of the sophomore year