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Westfield State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook

Political Science, American Politics Concentration, B.A.


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Requirement for the Political Science Major - 36 Credits


Required Major Core – 9 Credits


Required Major Concentration - 12-18 Credits


12 credits in one of the Political Science concentrations.18 credits for students pursuing Law interdisciplinary option or International Studies interdisciplinary option.

Required Electives - 9 -15 Credits


15 credits of additional political science course work. 9 credits of additional political science coursework for students pursuing the Law interdisciplinary option or International Studies interdisciplinary option.

For Selected Topics courses (POLS 0323 ) to count toward the field of concentration, the courses must be within that field.

Students transferring from another college must complete a minimum of 18 credits in Political Science at Westfield State University.

The Department of Political Science encourages students to participate in internships. Students may apply up to 6 credits of internship toward the 36-credit major, 3 of which may be applied to the field of concentration. Up to 3 credits of internship may be applied toward the 18-credit minor. For details, see the department internship manual on the web page or pick up a copy in the department.

American Politics


Courses relevant to those seeking to be engaged in the civic life of the United States or seeking change through the democratic process (12 credits; choose 4, at least 2 at the 300-level).

Additional Graduation Requirements


All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core  .

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