University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Thirty credits in Political Science:

  • Four (twelve credits) core courses (POLS 021, POLS 041, POLS 051, POLS 071).
  • At least fifteen credits at the advanced (100 or 200) level in political science subject to the following restrictions:
    • 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).
  • At least fifteen of the thirty credits used to satisfy this major must be taken at the University of Vermont.

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



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