The BA in Politics

The politics major is 42 credits. About half of Marymount politics majors began their undergraduate education at Marymount, while the rest begin at another institution and transfer to Marymount to complete their degree.

Many politics majors who begin their studies at Marymount are able to complete two majors, combining their politics major with a second major or one or more minors. The program is designed for students to complete at least one full semester studying abroad.

Requirements for the Politics major:

Politics majors take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with an academic advisor:

  • POL 102 International Relations
  • POL 103 Comparative Politics
  • POL 210 Theory of Democracy
  • POL 230 American Policy Process
  • POL 250 Research and Writing
  • POL 400 Internship
  • POL 420 Senior Seminar
  • 21 additional credits (7 courses) in Politics electives; electives are any course in politics (or “government” or “political science” or “international relations”) taken at Marymount or any accredited university, including during a study abroad program

Students may complete a second internship for academic credit (POL 400) to count as one of their politics elective courses.

​All students also must also fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements.