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Major

St. Kate's political science major blends in-depth courses on national and global political issues with courses in the liberal arts — such as fine arts, psychology and literature — to give you the big picture.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.

First Year

Fall

  • POSC: Introduction to Political Science
  • CORE: The Reflective Woman*
  • HIST: History course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*

Winter

  • POSC: American Government
  • ENGL: English literature course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*
  • BIOL/PHYS/CHEM: Lab science course*

Sophomore

Fall

  • POSC: World Politics
  • MATH: Mathematics course*
  • ART/MUSC/THTR: Fine arts course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*

Winter

  • POSC: Introduction to Comparative Government
  • ECON/SOCI: Social science course*
  • THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
  • POSC: Political science elective

Junior

Fall

  • POSC: Political science elective
  • WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies of race and ethnicity course*
  • THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*

Winter

  • Off-campus study (12 credits or more)

Senior

Fall

  • POSC: Political science elective
  • CORE: Global Search for Justice*
  • THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*

Winter

  • POSC: Political science elective
  • POSC: Internship (recommended)
  • Elective
  • Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).