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.