• Political Science - Standard Major


    Standard Major Program

    Hamline's political science major is grouped into two programs: the standard major and the public service major. The standard political science major is appropriate for students who plan to enter law school or graduate school in the social sciences, those who anticipate civic participation in politics and public affairs, and those who intend to pursue other careers such as business and wish to acquire a deeper understanding of political processes and developments.

    Standard Major Requirements

    The standard political science major requires a minimum of 10 courses including:

    One courses in Political Thought or Political Theory

    Choose one course from the following:

    One course chosen from

    Two courses in Comparative Politics/International Politics

     Choose two courses from the following:

    Three political science electives

    • PSCI elective
    • PSCI elective
    • PSCI elective

    Note

    A course in elementary statistics is strongly recommended, but it is not counted as one of the 10 political science courses in the standard major.