Advising Plan

This is a sample degree plan for the politics major. All students must consult with an advisor in making course selections that meet their individual needs. We strongly encourage students to complete a full semester abroad; students who study abroad for a semester typically do it during the second or third year.

Year One
Fall Spring
EN 101 – Composition I EN 102 Composition II
POL 102 – International Relations POL 103 – Comparative Politics
PH 100 – Introduction to Philosophy TRS 100 – Theological Inquiry
Introductory History (HI) Natural Science (NS) with a lab
DSC 101 – First Year Seminar University elective

 

Year Two
Fall Spring
POL 210 – Western Political Concepts I POL 211 – Western Political Concepts II
POL 250 – Research and Writing POL 230 – American Policy Process
Introductory Literature (LT-1 Introductory Social Science (SS-1
Mathematics (MT) Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced Literature (LT-2) or Advanced History (HI-2)
University elective Politics elective

 

Year Three
Fall Spring
Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E)
Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) Introductory Social Science (SS-1 or Natural Science (NS)
Politics elective Politics elective
University elective University elective
University elective University elective

 

Year Four
Fall Spring
POL 400 – Internship POL 420 – Senior Seminar
Politics elective Politics elective
Politics elective University elective
University elective University elective
University elective University elective