Political Science Major Admission Policy for Continuing Students
Students who are not originally admitted to Seton Hall University as political science majors may subsequently declare political science as their major, provided they meet the following requirements:
• completion of 6 credits in political science at Seton Hall (courses with the POLS prefix); and
• a grade point average of at least 3.0 in POLS courses taken at Seton Hall.
In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, degree candidates must complete a minimum of 36 credits in political science. The sequence and diversity of courses for all students will be worked out in consultation with a department adviser, who may modify the program in view of each student’s background and objectives. Students are expected to acquaint themselves with the concepts and methods of related social science disciplines and to develop other skills requisite for the successful pursuit of their particular career objectives.
Note: Students are encouraged to pursue internships for academic credit. A maximum of six credits in internships or practicum courses may be applied toward the completion of the credit requirement for the major.
Internship courses, though listed at the 3000 level to conform to College standards, are considered 2000 level course electives and do not fulfill the 3000 level requirement.
Political science majors must complete MATH 1203 Stats Models for Soc Science, to fulfill the core mathematics requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students are to select two of the three survey courses offered (POLS 1401 West Political Thought I, POLS 1611 Comparative Politics, POLS 1711 International Relations). The remaining survey course may be taken as an elective.
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