University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Thirty credits in Political Science and completion of the additional skill requirement:

  1. Four (twelve credits) core courses (POLS 021, POLS 041, POLS 051, POLS 071).
  2. At least fifteen credits at the advanced 100- or 200-level in political science subject to the following restrictions:
    1. Three credits must be at the 200-level.
    2. 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).
    3. 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).
  3. Three additional credits in political science at any level (can include transfer credit).
  4. At least fifteen of the thirty credits used to satisfy this major must be taken at the University of Vermont.
  5. Completion of the additional skill requirement. This entails completion of course work in one of five areas, as described below:
    1. Statistics and Methodology – students take STAT 051 plus SOC 100/POLS 181 (Fundamentals of Social Research) or one other statistics course above the 051 level. (SOC 100/POLS 181 may be reused for requirements within the major).
    2. Political Economy – students take EC 011 (Macro) and EC 012 (Micro).
    3. Language – students take 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.
    4. Philosophy – students take PHIL 013 (Logic) plus any other course in Philosophy
    5. Geography – students take GEOG 081 (Geotechniques) and GEOG 184 (Geography Info: Concepts and Applications)

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