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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Politics (BA Politics). Students can also study this subject as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in Politics

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Politics Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses (9-12 credits):

    • 3 LPOL Introductory courses totaling 9-12 credits. Choose from the following:*
      • LOPL Xxxx US Politics course (3-4 cr.)
      • LPOL Xxxx Comparative Politics course (3-4 cr.)
      • LPOL Xxxx International Relations and Global Politics course (3-4 cr.)
      • LPOL Xxxx Political Theory course (3-4 cr.)

      *One of these may be fulfilled with a ULEC or first-year seminar taught by a Politics professor.

    Other required courses (24-32 credits):

    • 2 interdisciplinary and experiential courses from an approved list of non-POL classes (6-8 cr.). 
    • 6 LPOL electives, 3000-level or higher (18-24 cr.)

    Senior Capstone (3-4 credits):

    • LPOL 4030 Politics Senior Capstone Seminar. Students write a senior thesis published in UnderPol. (3-4 cr.)

    Total credits: 36-48

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