University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Degree Requirements:  Political Science Major Worksheet

 

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

A.     Four (twelve credits) core courses (POLS 021, POLS 041, POLS 051, POLS 071).

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B.     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 the 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).

C.     Three additional credits in political science at any level (can include transfer credit).

D.     At least fifteen of the thirty credits used to satisfy this major must be taken at the University

        of Vermont.

 

Note: Internships: Department of Political Science internships will not count toward the 30 credits

          required for the political science major or otherwise fulfill any of the requirements for the major.

 

The following requirement applies only to students who matriculated at UVM in the Fall 2013 semester or later.

E.     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 Art 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).

 

Subfields: (Categories)


  1. American (20s & 30s)
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  2. Political Thought (40s)
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  3. International Relations (50s)
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  4. Comparative (60s & 70s)
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  5. Seminar:
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Degree Requirements: Political Science Minor Worksheet

Eighteen credits in Political Science, including at least six credits from the core courses (POLS 021, POLS 041, POLS 051, POLS 071), and at least nine credits  at the level of 100 or above. Of the nine credits at the 100-level students must complete at least six credits in UVM Political Science courses (excluding study abroad, transfer credit, readings and research). Internships will not count toward the eighteen hours required for the minor. At least nine of the eighteen credits used to satisfy this minor must be taken at the University of Vermont.

  1. At least two courses (six hours) from:
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  2. At least nine hours at the 100 level:
    POLS 100 level or above ______________________
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  3. Three hours at any level:
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