2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
    May 21, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, International Studies, Interdisciplinary Option, B.A.

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.


In addition to the 4 required courses under International Studies , choose two courses (6 credits) from the list below (other advanced language courses may be substituted with permission of the department chair.)

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  .