The major in Political Science consists of a minimum of 44 credits.
POLI 111, 123, 150, and POLI 200 or 202
Students must develop an elective concentration through one of two paths:
1. Independently Elected Concentration Students opting for this path select four courses in an area of their interest, at least one of which is a 400-level seminar.
2. Established Elective Concentrations Students opting for this path select four courses from one of the established concentrations below, at least one of which is a 400-level seminar.
Two additional 4-credit courses, at least one of which is a 400-level seminar. Elective courses may support students’ curricular concentration.
POLI 495 Political Science Capstone (4) The senior capstone is offered as a 4-credit course to be taken in the fall of the senior year. Students must employ best practices in the discipline to complete an independent research project; a student who does not successfully complete this project will not graduate with a major in Political Science.
A minor in Political Science consists of a minimum of 24 credits in the department. At least 12 credits must be taken at the University of Redlands.
With prior approval of their academic advisors and the Political Science Department chair, students may count three upper-division courses offered by other departments, off-campus coursework (such as through foreign study programs or a Washington Semester), internships, and individualized study courses for up to 12 credits of elective credit toward the major or minor.
Since political science courses are an integral part of the international relations major, students are not permitted to major or minor in both political science and international relations.