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How to Declare the Political Science Major

Political Science is an unrestricted major which means a student can declare/change at any time after having an informational meeting with an academic advisor. There are no required prerequisite classes or cumulative GPA required to move into the Political Science major.

To schedule an informational meeting with an academic advisor, please use Navigate and the following information:

  • Type of Appointment: Advising
  • Available Office/Dept: Z.Explore How to Declare or Change Major

Major requirements can be found on the Major webpage.


How to Declare the Political Science Minor

Minor Declaration Form – Use this form to declare a minor in Political Science at anytime, but declaring early allows you to self-enroll in most classes.

Minor requirements can be found on the Minor webpage.

 

Questions

The Political Science Advising Team is always ready to help. Our peer advisors are available by appointment or come in for drop-in hours (no appointment necessary). To meet with an academic advisor, make an appointment in Navigate.