Combined Major in Philosophy and Political Science

The combined major in philosophy and political science is designed for students who want to pair political analysis with philosophical insight. This major might be a good choice if you are interested in topics such as political systems, institutional design, political representation, political and social justice, equality and comparative politics.

Admission

Admission into the philosophy and political science combined major is by application only through the Department of Political Science.

Curriculum

Political Science Requirements:

Students take an 18-credit core plus 12 credits of electives at the 300-/400-level. The 18-credit core consists of POLI 100, 101, 110, 240, 380, and 3 credits selected from courses numbered 340-349.

Philosophy Requirements:

Students take an 18-credit core plus 12 credits of electives at the 300-/400-level. The 18-credit core consists of PHIL 230, 240, 330, 340, and any two of the following: PHIL 335, 338, 431, and/or 461, and 491. Students may use any 300-/400-level philosophy courses to fulfill their elective requirements excluding PHIL 400 and 401.

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