Politics and Law

Politics and law is a natural combination for students considering legal careers. This is a sample degree plan for students pursuing a major in politics and a minor in law; not all students will follow this sample plan since their schedules or course offerings may differ year-by-year. All students must consult with an advisor in making course selections that meet their individual needs. Students pursuing a program in politics and law should consult with a faculty advisor in politics and law early in their program to plan effectively. Students interested in law may also consider the Catholic University Law School direct entry program.

Year One
Fall Spring
EN 101 – Composition I EN 102 – Composition II
POL 102 – International Relations POL 103 – Comparative Politics
TRS 100 – Theological Inquiry PH 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
DSC 101 – First Year Seminar Introductory History (HI-1
University elective University elective

 

Year Two
Fall Spring
POL 210 – Western Political Concepts I POL 211 – Western Political Concepts II
POL 250 or HI 250 – Research and Writing POL 230 – American Policy Process
Advanced Theology (TRS-2) Politics elective
Introductory Literature (LT-1 Introductory Social Science (SS-1
Natural Science (NS) with a lab Law elective (LA 280, LA 301, LA 302, or PH 300)
Year Three
Fall Spring
Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2)
Politics elective Politics elective
Law elective (LA 280, LA 301, LA 302, or PH 300) Math (MT)
POL 335: American Constitutional Law POL 336: American Constitutional Law II
University elective University elective
Year Four
Fall Spring
POL 400 – Internship POL 420 – Senior Seminar
Politics elective Politics elective
Politics elective Philosophical Ethics (PH-E)
Law elective (LA 280, LA 301, LA 302, or PH 300) University elective
University elective University elective