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Political Science & International Studies, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Robert Rodgers
Office: Martin Institute 220
Phone: 508-565-1173

A major in Political Science and International Studies requires the completion of at least 40 credits, which include seven required courses plus at least 18 additional credits taken as part of a concentration in Government and Politics, International Relations, or Public Policy.

Complete Seven Required Courses

Complete Nine Additional Political Science Credits

Complete 9 additional Political Science (POL) Credits.

Political Science & International Studies Honors Program

Students who complete the Honors Program will be awarded a degree “with honors in Political Science and International Studies.” Students with a GPA of at least 3.50 in the major and who have completed POL 210 - Research Methods in Political Science (WID)  or plan to do so in the fall of their senior year may apply to this program in the spring semester of their junior year. Once admitted, departmental honors scholars must successfully complete honors level work in POL 401 - Political Science Honors Thesis I  and POL 402 - Political Science Honors Thesis II  as well as submit and orally defend an honors quality senior thesis, which is evaluated by members of the department.

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