Our program also explores the special relationships of women to law and government—as lawmakers, leaders, and policymakers.
Sample program of study for the political science major. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor.
|NDMU-100 Perspectives in Education||4||POL-202 American Government in Comparative Perspective||3|
|POL-101 Introduction to Politics||3||Natural Science||4|
|Foreign Language||3||Philosophy or Religious Studies (200)||3|
|ENG-101 College Writing||3||General Education/Electives||6|
|POL-103 Introduction to International Affairs||3||Philosophy or Religious Studies (300)||3|
|ECO-211 Macroeconomics||3||COM-106 Fundamentals of Oral Comm||3|
|Philosophy or Religious Studies (200)||3||Fine Arts||3|
|MAT-215 Basic Statistics||3||General Education/Electives||6|
|English Literature||3||[15 credits]|
|POL-361 Methods in Research||3||POL-312 Legal Reasoning||3|
|POL-430 International Organizations||3||HIS-330 European Foreign Relations||3|
|Philosophy or Religious Studies Values||3||POL-319 or 412||3|
|Physical Education||1||General Education/Electives||6|
|General Education/Electives||6||[15 credits]|
|HIS-404 U.S. Foreign Relations||3||POL-401 Political & Economic Globalization||3|
|General Education/Electives||12||POL-217 Civic Participation & Leadership||3|
|[15 credits]||POL-456 Senior Seminar||3|
Small class sizes and personal attention provide a climate for individualized learning while custom electives, internships, and study abroad opportunities allow you to focus the major to your own interests and goals.
One of the hallmarks of our rich educational environment is the opportunity to participate in research in your field of interest.
Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day provides the perfect forum to showcase your hard work with a formal research presentation to the Notre Dame community.
Our students have conducted research at a variety of institutions, including:
Gaining experience through an internship is highly encouraged. Our faculty will work with you to find an appropriate placement.
Our graduates are employed at organizations such as:
Notre Dame offers extensive opportunities to enrich your education and gain a global perspective through a study abroad experience.