• American Politics & Policy • International Politics • Law & Politics
Focus your studies in an area of special interest.
Concentrations appear on transcripts along with your major.
Deeply interested in politics? Enhance your degree with two or even three concentrations!
As a major, you are not required to have a concentration. However, to show graduate schools and employers your skills, a concentration is ideal.
Requirements for Majors Doing a Concentration
15 core credits in political science
15 elective credits in political science selected from the concentration's list of approved courses (below)
Multiple concentrations permitted.
Double count one course appearing on multiple lists of approved concentration courses.
Students must declare their concentration(s) using the Major/Minor declaration form found in DORI
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Approved Concentration Courses
American Politics & Policy
202: State and Local Politics 203: American Congress 220: Politics of Public Finance 222: International and Foreign Policy 235: Mass Media and Politics 255: American Foreign Policy 276: Elections, Campaigns, and Voting 290: American Political Thought 292W: Public Policy 294W: American Presidency 303: Politics of Immigration 314: Theological-Political Problem 326W: Constitutional Law and Politics: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 327W: Constitutional Law and Politics: The Powers of Government 380W: Controversies in Public Policy 405: Homeland Security 406W: Social and Public Policy Analysis 409: Public Administration 418: Politics of Civic Problems 420: Contemporary Political Thought 422W: American Defense Policy 424: Women and Politics 430: Internship in Practical Politics I (by permission of chair) 431: Internship in Practical Politics II (by permission of chair) 448W: American Presidency and the Constitution
201: Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa 205: Politics of Asia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and South Asia 208 or 209: Politics of Great Powers or Politics of Emerging Powers (if not taken as required course) 216: Foundations of IR Theory 255: American Foreign Policy 295: War & Peace in Nuclear Age 303: Politics of Immigration 315: German Foreign Policy 321: Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe 345W: Security Ethics 348: Humanitarian Intervention 375: Catholic Theory and International Relations 385: International Law/Organization 360: Crisis Management 407: Terrorism 408W: Democracy, Security and World Politics 413W: Human Rights: Politics and Policy 419W: Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy 422W: American Defense Policy 429W: Comparative Intelligence Agencies 430: Internship in Practical Politics I (by permission of chair) 431: Internship in Practical Politics II (by permission of chair) 442: Global Public Policy 445: Global Economic Development 497: Advanced IR Theory
Law & Politics
203: The American Congress 290: American Political Thought 292W: Public Policy 301: Introduction to Legal Education, the Life of Lawyers and the Legal Profession 308: Post Conflict Justice and Reconciliation 326W: Constitutional Law and Politics: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 327W: Constitutional Law and Politics: The Powers of Government 345W: Security Ethics 380W: Controversies in Public Policy 385: International Law and Organization 409: Public Administration 413W: Human Rights: Politics and Policy 424: Women and Politics 430: Internship in Practical Politics I (by permission of chair) 431: Internship in Practical Politics II (by permission of chair) 448W: American Presidents and the Constitution