The major in political science requires the completion of 13 courses (39 credits)
including 50:790:101 Introduction to Politics, and at least two courses
from each of the three areas of concentration: American Politics and
Public Policy, International Politics, and Political Theory and
Methodology. These seven courses must be in-classroom courses and may
not include internships, independent study, study abroad trips, etc.
Courses that are not taken in-classroom count toward the 39 credits to
complete the major, but a student may take no more than 9 of these
credits; 50:790:394 Honors Research may be taken in addition to these 9
credits. Only grades of C or better will count toward fulfillment
of the requirement for all 39 credits toward the major, and at least 15
of these credits must be taken at Rutgers.