Students contemplating majoring in Political Science normally should begin with our introductory courses: PSC 111, Introduction to American Politics; PSC 112, Introduction to Global Politics; and PSC 113, Introduction to Political Theory. Majors must take two of these courses, one of which must be PSC 113. These courses also serve as prerequisites to upper-level PSC electives for students who do not yet have Sophomore Standing.
Prospective Political Science majors also should familiarize themselves with our Foreign Experience Requirement, which is normally fulfilled either by completing a three-course language sequence or by participating on a full-length term abroad. More details are available in the FAQ section of the PSC website. As students cannot count on acceptance into a term abroad program, it may make sense to begin language study earlier rather than later.