1. Students declaring a major in political science after July 1, 2014, must complete 12, 3-credit courses (or 11, 3-credit courses and two 1.5-credit courses) in political science with a grade of C or better, including
a. the introductory course in theoretical approaches to politics: 01:790:101;
b. at least one of the introductory courses in American institutions and politics: 01:790:104 or 106;
c. at least one of the introductory courses in foreign and international politics: 01:790:102 or 103;
d. at least one 300- or 400-level course in each of these three areas: theoretical approaches to politics, American institutions and politics, and foreign and international politics. (A list of courses falling into each area is available from the department.)
e. 01:790:395/396 Political Science Seminar (taken in the junior or senior year); and
f. five additional political science courses chosen from any of the Rutgers University-New Brunswick offerings.
2. No more than 12 credits of political science coursework at the 100 or 200 level may be applied toward the major. No more than 6 credits of independent study, internships, or thesis work, or any combination of these may be applied toward the major. No more than 3 credits of 1.5-credit minicourses may be applied toward the major. No more than four political science courses (12 credits) taken outside the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Department of Political Science may be applied to the major. No more than one 01:790:395 or 396 (Political Science Seminar) may be applied toward the major.
Joint Major in History/Political Science 514
This major is administered entirely by the Department of History. For further information, see the heading History/Political Science Joint Major 514 in this section of the catalog.