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Major & Minor Requirements 

Major in Political Science

A student must complete 41 credits including the following courses:
Political Science 105: The American Political System
Political Science 221: Introduction to International Relations
Political Science 280: Methods of Political Research
Political Science 371: Internship
Political Science 410: Political Science Professional Development
Political Science 450: Senior Thesis
Economics 100: Principles of Macroeconomics

Students interested in International Relations could also take:
Political Science 220: Current American Foreign Policy
Political Science 320: International Law and Organization
Political Science 321: Global Issues
Political Science 322: Topics in Comparative Politics
Political Science 323: Topics in World Politics

Students interested in Legal Studies could also take:
Political Science 235: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Political Science 305: Philosophy of Law
Political Science 315: Supreme Court in American Politics
Political Science 330: Constitutional Law
Political Science 334: Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Students interested in American Politics/Public Policy could also take:
Political Science 224: Group Influence in America
Political Science 240: State and Local Government
Political Science 244: Campaigns and Elections
Political Science 340: The American Congress
Political Science 348: The American Presidency
Political Science 356: Topics in Public Policy

Minor in Political Science
A minor may be completed by fulfilling 21 credits of which at least nine are earned in courses numbered 300 or above.  The Department strongly encourages minors to take PO 105: The American Political System.  Students wishing to complete a minor must consult with the Department Chair. 

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL