2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

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


Requirements for the Political Science Major


39 total credits are required to fulfill this major’s requirements, as defined below:

  • 12 credits of Political Science Core courses 
  • 12 credits within the chosen concentration
  • 15 credits of additional Political Science electives

Students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Options for Law  and International Studies  concentrations should expect to complete 18 credits within their concentration, and 9 credits of elective coursework.

Students transferring in coursework from other schools 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 Internship credits toward the 39 credit major.

  • 3 of these Internship credits may be applied to the concentration.
  • Up to 3 of these Internship credits may be applied toward the 18-credit minor.

For details about Political Science Internship credits, please click here to view the department’s Internship manual, or contact the department.

Required Electives (9-15 credits)


Students must complete 15 credits of additional Political Science coursework.

Students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Options for Law  or International Studies  concentrations should expect to complete 9 credits in this area.

International Studies, Interdisciplinary Option Concentration (18 credits)


In addition to the four 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 .