Political Science B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

33 to 36 credits, including:

Core Courses:
POLS 021American Political System3
POLS 041Intro to Political Theory3
POLS 051Intro International Relations3
POLS 071Comparative World Politics3
At least 15 credits at the advanced 100- or 200-level in political science subject to the following restrictions:15
3 credits must be at the 200 level
Students must complete at least 1 advanced 100- or 200-level course in 3 of the 4 subfields (American politics; political theory; international relations; comparative politics)
12 of those 15 credits, including the 3 credits at the 200-level, must be in UVM political science courses (excluding study abroad, transfer credit, readings and research)
3 additional credits in political science at any level (can include transfer credit)3
At least 15 of the 30 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 1 of 5 areas, as described below:3-6
Statistics and Methodology - STAT 051 or STAT 052 AND STAT 087 or STAT 111 or SOC 100/POLS 181 or 1 other STAT course numbered above 111
Political Economy - EC 011 and EC 012
Language - 1 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 - Choose 2 of the following courses: GEOG 081, GEOG 184, GEOG 186

Note: Internships will not count toward the 30 credits required for the major.

Note: STAT 051 cannot be taken after STAT 111SOC 100/POLS 181 may be used for both Statistics & Methodology skill and requirements within the major.