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Political scientists study the authoritative allocation of values in society. Programs in the political science department focus on accomplishing this task within the context of a liberal arts education.
A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in political science will:
The major in political science shall successfully complete a total of 46 CH, with 37 CH in political science course work and 9 CH in other areas (see below).
Students are required to take each of the following courses (for a total of 22 CH of the 37 CH):
The additional 15 CH (of the 37 CH) will be taken from political science electives; 9 CH of which must come from 3 different subfields of the following 5. The remaining 6 CH can be fulfilled with coursework from the list below, an internship or independent study within political science:
Public Policy and Public Administration:
Formulation Public Law:
Selected Problems Comparative Politics:
The major in political science shall also successfully complete 9 CH in the following programs:
and a total of two additional courses selected from any of the following programs:
Political science majors are strongly advised to complete at least one of the following courses by the end of the sophomore year:
Majors who intend to pursue graduate study in political science and related disciplines should consult with departmental faculty concerning preparation for graduate school.