Political Science studies how states govern themselves and interact. Subfields include: American politics, comparative government, international relations, political philosophy, public law, and public administration with an emphasis on statistical analysis and quantitative methods.
Students are required to complete the following four introductory courses:
In addition to the university and college requirements listed elsewhere in this bulletin, a major in political science requires 33 department hours.
A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied toward the 33 hours required for the political science major. Only those political science courses in which a grade of C or better has been earned may be used to satisfy departmental requirements.
Most university studies courses and lower division political science courses should be completed prior to the junior year. Additional information about the political science major may be obtained from the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies: www.uwyo.edu/sppais.
Students are also required to take
at least one seminar in political science (and its prerequisites)
8 hours of a single foreign language or equivalent credit by examination as determined by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages