Majoring in Politics

The Politics Department is home to two majors: Government and Foreign Affairs. They have similar requirements, as detailed below.

The Department also offers two special study options for interested, motivated students: the Distinguished Majors Program and the Honors Program.

For information on scholarships and internships available to undergraduates, check with the Office of Citizen Scholars.

Government & Foreign Affairs Majors

This program consists of 30 credits of course work in the Department of Politics plus 12 hours of related coursework, as specified below.

Click here for the directions on how to declare a Politics major.

Note about CR/GC/NC during COVID: Per University policy, courses with a grade of CR during spring 2020 and fall 2020 will count toward the major.