Undergraduate Studies

Political Science Events

Political Science is organized into four sub-fields:

  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • Political Theory

Using a combination of lecture and seminar formats, we offer a wide array of classes in each subfield. Many of our classes fulfill Fordham’s core curriculum requirements, and are capped at smaller numbers to facilitate individualized instruction and learning.

In addition to taking a core introductory course (POSC 1100 – Introduction to Politics), you will complete classes in a range of subfields. You will also complete elective courses, allowing you to tailor the major or minor to your individual interests.

Major Requirements

As a Political Science major, you will complete a minimum of ten (10) semester courses, including:

  • One (1) required introductory course: POSC 1100 – Introduction to Politics
  • One (1) Methods Intensive course in political science
  • Three (3) courses in 3 out of 4 subfields at the 2000 or 3000-level (with 1 course per subfield: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory)
  • Four (4) electives in political science above the 1000-level
  • One (1) 4000-level seminar (to be taken in juniors or senior year)

Download the major checklist.

Minor Requirements

As a Political Science minor, you will complete a minimum of six (6) semester courses, including:

  • POSC 1100 – Introduction to Politics
  • At least one (1) course from two (2) of four (4) Political Science subfields (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory)
  • Three (3) electives taken in the department

Download the minor checklist.

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