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Majors and Courses

Three Majors

Students in the Department of Politics may choose one of three majors we offer: Politics, International Relations, and Environmental Studies.

  • Environmental Studies
    A diverse set of courses is offered that combines both the social sciences and natural sciences to help students develop skills to address global issues.
  • International Relations
    The IR major offers students an interdisciplinary course of study including bilateral, multilateral, and global politics, comparative systems, international law, and regional and universal institutions.
  • Politics
    Politics majors complete studies in each of the four fields within the discipline — American government, international relations, comparative government, and political theory.

Students of Politics complete studies in each of the four fields within the discipline (American government, international relations, comparative government, and political theory.) The International Relations major offers students an interdisciplinary course of study including international political and economic relations, modern history, and advanced language skills.  The Environmental Studies major offers a diverse set of courses that combines both the social sciences and natural sciences. In the senior year, students from all three majors are required to produce a significant piece of original scholarship in a particular area of the student's choosing.

Refer to the Online College Catalogue for more information, including course descriptions.

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