Political Science Major, BA

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Prepares students for careers and graduate study in political science, international relations, law, public policy advocacy, and public administration, as well as for other opportunities in private, public, and nonprofit sectors that utilize skills involving civic competency, leadership, decision making, and negotiation.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 33
Open Electives 40-51
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements 144-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements (33 Credits)

Required Major Courses
Complete three of the following courses: 9
Politics: Comparative Introduction
Public Myth and Ideologies
American Government and Political Institutions
Introduction to International Relations
Students must choose one course from each of the following subfields:
American Politics & Public Policy3
State and Local Government
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Public Opinion and Polling Methods
American Political Thought
Politics and Media
Political Theory3
Political Science and Economic Thought
Classical Political Thought
Medieval Political Theory
Modern Political Theory
American Political Thought
Feminist Political Theory
Comparative Politics / International Relations3
Topic: Introduction to International Organizations
Comparative Political Systems
Twenty-First Century Politics
Revolution or Reform
International Political Economy and Globalization
Advanced International Relations
International Law and Human Rights
Required Major Electives
Select five POL courses at the advanced level (115 and above). All NYC students much take POL 240 as a major elective. At least one course must be completed at the 300-level. No more than 6 credits towards the major of Model UN, no more than 3 credits towards the major of internship for credit. 1, 2, 315
Total Credits33

Open Electives (40-51 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 40-51 credits40-51
Total Credits40-51