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Political Science B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

Thirty credits in political science and completion of the additional skill requirement:

Core Courses:
POLS 021American Political System3
POLS 041Intro to Political Theory3
POLS 051Intro International Relations3
POLS 071Comparative Political Systems3
At least fifteen credits at the advanced 100- or 200-level in political science subject to the following restrictions:15
Three credits must be at the 200 level
Students must complete at least one advanced 100- or 200-level course in three of the four subfields (American politics; political theory; international relations; comparative politics)
Twelve of those fifteen credits, including the three credits at the 200-level, must be in UVM political science courses (excluding study abroad, transfer credit, readings and research)
Three additional credits in political science at any level (can include transfer credit)3
At least fifteen of the thirty credits used to satisfy this major must be taken at the University of Vermont
Completion of the additional skill requirement. This entails completion of course work in one of five areas, as described below:
Statistics and Methodology - STAT 051 plus POLS 181 or one other statistics course above the STAT 051 level. (POLS 181 may be reused for requirements within the major)
Political Economy - EC 011 and EC 012
Language - one additional course in language above the current distribution requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences. The language must be same as that for which they have met the CAS distribution requirement.
Philosophy - PHIL 013 plus any other course in philosophy
Geography - GEOG 081 and GEOG 184

Note: Internships will not count toward the thirty credits required for the major.