Politics (B.A.)

Our innovative politics major prepares you for the challenges of modern society: we want you to understand how political, economic, cultural, sexual, and racial power structures work.

Our interdisciplinary, transnational, and cross-cultural curriculum is designed to be flexible, and it includes nontraditional coursework that emphasizes analysis of the relationships of power. You have the freedom to choose from course options to develop traditional and/or more innovative methods of study.

If you are considering a major or minor in the Politics Department, please be sure to get in touch with the Chair, Chip Gagnon.  Our major and minors are changing as of Fall 2023, and Degree Works and other online college resources are not accurate in terms of requirements.

Politics B.A. w/ a Concentration in International Studies

If you want to focus your studies on global issues, you can declare a concentration in international studies. The concentration requires an extra international politics course beyond the regular major, plus a course in either history or anthropology. You’ll choose your upper-level politics courses from the wide range of globally focused courses offered by the department. You’ll also take six credits of a second language beyond the regular politics language requirement. Click here for more information.