Department of Political Science

Requirements for Major in Political Science

Political Science majors must take POLI 1090 American Government as part of the core curriculum. The major requires 36 hours of Political Science courses at the 2000 level or higher that meet the distribution requirements as outlined in the Auburn University bulletin. You may access a suggested Political Science course sequence in the bulletin.

Curriculum in Political Science

POLI 1090 American Government with a C or better is a prerequisite for some higher-level political science courses. A score of 4 or higher on the AP American Government test satisfies the prerequisite requirement. Contact the department chair or program coordinator for further information.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
POLI 1090/1097 American Government in Multicultural World3Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4POLI 1050/1057 Global Politics and Issues3
Core Math3Core Science I4
Core History3 
 16 14
Core Literature3Course from Group 2 - Distribution Requirement33
Core Science II4Core History to complete sequence3
Core Fine Arts3COMM 1000 Public Speaking43
Core Humanities23Electives3
LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation (new course from CLA)2POLI 3000 Political Science Research Methods I3
 15 15
Course from Group 1 - Political Thought33Course from Group 2 - Distribution Requirement33
Course from Group 2 - Distribution Requirement33Course from Group 3 - Concentration Requirement33
Electives 9Electives9
 15 15
Course from Group 3 - Concentration Requirement33Course from Group 3 - Concentration Requirement33
Courses from Group 4 - POLI Electives36Courses from Group 4 - POLI Electives36
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Last Updated: April 16, 2019