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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Major (BA)

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Political Science Department  | College of Liberal Arts  

Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete 33 credits from eleven courses including two introductory courses, one course in American politics and/or public policy, one course in international relations, one course in comparative politics, one course in political theory, one course in methods or advanced political theory, and four electives.

Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least four courses for the major at the 200-level or higher must be completed at UMass Boston.
Course level: At least five courses for the major must be at the 300-level or higher.
Capstone: One course from POLSCI 350 or any 400-level course must be used as the major capstone.

Course Requirements

Introductory Courses (6 Credits)

Take two courses from the list below.

Electives (12 Credits)

Take four additional political science courses. No first year seminar courses may be applied toward this requirement. Two courses required for another degree program may be applied toward this requirement with permission from the department.

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