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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer 005
English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
Finance 390
Forensic Science 412
French 420
Gender Studies 443
Geology 460
German 470
Global Studies 480
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
Individualized Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
Learning Abroad
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Management Science and Information Systems 623
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
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Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
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General Political Science
International Politics
Legal Studies Minor
Public Administration and Government Service
Government Service Internship Advising
Digital Politics Certificate
National Security Studies Certificate
American Politics and Public Policy
International Politics
Political Theory and Methodology
Departmental Honors Program
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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration Program (B.A./M.P.A.)
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Teacher Certification in Political Science
Political Science Society
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Social Work 910
Sociology (920), Anthropology (070), and Criminal Justice (202)
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Teacher Education 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Theater Arts 965)
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Global Studies 480, Spanish 940)
Urban Studies 975
Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Political Science 790 Departmental Honors Program  

Departmental Honors Program

The Department of Political Science offers a separate and unique Honors Program for motivated students. The program is ideal for students seeking jobs in public or nonprofit sectors as well as advanced degrees in law, public policy, or graduate study. It exposes students to advanced course content, provides the chance for students to engage in rigorous research, and gives students a unique opportunity to work closely with select political science faculty members.

To meet program requirements, students complete a two-semester Honors Seminar sequence, culminating with an original research project, defined here as a full-length (35 page) scholarly paper or an applied project, which combines research with policy analysis, professional experiences, or civic learning exercises.   

The first step is to take Honors Seminar I in the fall semester. The topic for Honors Seminar I is based on the research expertise of the faculty member conducting it for that year. This course is based on an advanced reading of the core texts of that research topic and helps students build a foundation or their research paper. It also allows students to work individually with a faculty member to prepare their literature review and methodology for their research project. 

The next step is to take Honors Seminar II in the spring semester. This course provides students the opportunity to build off their work in the fall and develop their own original research project.The honors project will most commonly culminate in the production of a 35-page (minimum) scholarly research paper, though individual faculty may provide additional opportunities for applied research projects to fulfill program requirements (such as a policy analysis paper or an internship paired with a written analysis). All honors students will be expected to present their project findings at a spring event organized by the Department of Political Science.

Honors Seminar topic for 2021-2022 academic year: The Return of Great Power Politics (Professor Boyle)

Honors Seminar topic for 2022-2023 academic year: TBD

Program/Course Requirements

Any political science major with a 3.0 grade-point average in the major and an overall GPA of 3.0 is eligible to apply for the honors program. Any four-year student meeting the eligibility criteria may apply beginning in the second semester of sophomore year. Any transfer student meeting the eligibility criteria may apply after completing one full semester at Rutgers-Camden.

To graduate with political science honors, a student must:

Enroll in and complete the two-semester Honors Seminar sequence (both courses) which must be taken sequentially, beginning each fall semester.

    • PLEASE NOTE: Completion of 790:102 The Study of Politics is a prerequisite for the Honors Seminar sequence, meaning it must be completed before beginning Honors Seminar I.
    • Transfer students (or juniors just joining the major) should make it a priority to take 102 in their first year on campus or in this major to make sure that they can complete the honors sequence. Freshman and sophomores should take the 101/102 sequence their first year in the major.
  • Earn a B or higher in BOTH Honors Seminar I and II.
  • Maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in the major and an overall GPA of 3.0 by the time of graduation.

Program Application

Eligible students must submit their Honors Application to the Department of Political Science. Admission is subject to department approval.

Any four-year student meeting the eligibility criteria above may apply beginning in the second semester of sophomore year. Any transfer student meeting the eligibility criteria may apply after completing one full semester at Rutgers Camden. 

All applications must be submitted by end of the spring semester of a student's junior year in order to be considered for admission.

Contact/Further Info

Contact Dr. Maureen Donaghy, Chair of the Rutgers-Camden Political Science Department:

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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