Courses in political science will expand your mind and help you gain the skills employers are looking for. Political science majors need to take 33 hours of political science courses, with a grade of C or better in each. Those courses need to fit the following criteria:
In order to provide students with guidance that will both enhance their academic experience and avoid problems meeting requirements, the Department of Political Science has developed the following suggested curriculum for taking Political Science courses, as a major.
Not all previous courses meet the required departmental guidelines. It is strongly recommended that transfer students meet with Scott Wallace, Director of Undergraduate Studies, in order to avoid conflicts and missing important courses, which may delay your graduation.
If you find that your previous courses do not meet the 200-level equivalency, you should complete the 200-level courses as early as possible after transferring to IUPUI. Be advised, that it is assumed by instructors of 300/400-level courses that you have completed ENG-W270, and know how to write a research paper. All 300/400-level courses have a term research paper as a requirement.
It is required that you complete 26 credit hours at IUPUI and you must take your senior seminar, POLS-Y490, even if you think you have the equivalent from another university. Please contact Scott Wallace, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Cavanaugh Hall 504G, 317-278 5733, if you have any questions.
To help you guide your four year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree to completion.