2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, American Politics Concentration, B.A.


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Requirement for the Political Science Major - 36 Credits


Required Major Core – 9 Credits


One of the following political theory courses


American Politics Concentration - 12 credits


Courses that examine how American government - local and national - functions and how policies are formulated and implemented in the United States (12 credits: choose four, at least two at the 300-level).

Required Electives - 15 Credits


15 credits of additional political science course work.

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

Students transferring from another school 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 internships toward the 36-credit major, 3 of which may be applied toward the 18-credit minor.  For details, see the department internship manual on from the link   https://www.westfield.ma.edu/images/uploads/political-science/Internship_Manual.pdf or pick up a copy in the department.

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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