Politics Major

Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts, BA
Program

 

TOTAL HOURS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH A POLITICS MAJOR

Students must complete a minimum of 36 hours of coursework as outlined below. Internships do not count toward the 36-hour minimum major requirements.  Students who double major in history and politics may count two departmental cross-listed courses toward each major, and they only take the Capstone course once. Except with specific department permission, no more than three courses taken at any place other than Converse, including courses taken at Wofford, may count toward the minimum hours for the major. Students on approved study abroad programs (with prior authorization) and transfer students may request that the department grant a larger exemption. 

The major requirements are as follows:

Government

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3-4

Introductory Courses

Optional introductory courses

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12-13

Foreign Policy and International Relations/Comparative Government

Choose three with at least one from each of the two categories. Course descriptions include the category.

Foreign Affairs: POL 375, POL 405, POL 455

Comparative Government and Politics: POL 402, POL 409, POL 420, POL 465, POL 470

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Additional Electives

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Senior Seminar

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Internships

Internships do NOT count toward the 36 minimum credits for the degree.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12-24
Total Credits
36-37