Undergraduate Degrees Offered

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The Department of Political Science and International Relations offers majors in Political Science, Political Science Education, Political Science with French, Spanish or German, a major in International Relations, a minor in Political Science and a minor in Political Communication. Honors degrees are available for all of our undergraduate majors.

The Political Science major may be completed without a concentration - providing a broad overview of the field - or with a concentration in one of the three following areas: American Politics, Global Studies or Public Law. The Political Science Education major prepares students to become secondary school teachers and requires courses in Economics, Geography, History and Education as well as Political Science. The major in French, German or Spanish/Political Science requires a core set of Political Science courses as well as advanced Foreign Languages and Literature course work in the specified foreign language. The major in International Relations is an interdisciplinary major that requires students to take courses in Political Science, Economics, Geography and History and to achieve a higher level of foreign language proficiency than most other majors. In addition, International Relations majors choose a regional specialization in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East and a concentration in Development, Diplomacy and World Order, International Political Economy, and US Foreign Policy. The minor in Political Science requires 15 credits of Political Science classes. The minor in Political Communication requires 18 credits of Political Science and Communication classes.

Click here for a detailed description of the requirements for each major, including Honors degrees, and the minors.

Please note that these are the requirements for students entering UD in fall 2013. If you entered UD prior to fall 2013 your requirements may be slightly different. Please see your catalog or visit us in 347 Smith Hall for more information.