Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science complete 33 credits from core subject areas in political science. The department offers nearly 100 undergraduate classes, including special opportunities like the Politics and Values Program. Students also complete a required proseminar as juniors or seniors, in which they examine a political issue and produce scholarly writing on the topic.
For those eager to expand their horizons with travel, on-the-ground research and professional experience, the department offers study abroad and internship opportunities, which may be eligible for course credit.
Per Columbian College of Arts and Science policy, students must complete the major requirements at the time of declaration. Students who declared a major before Fall 2020 are beholden to prior major requirements.