The Major

Garrett Stephens, Political Science major and President of the Undergraduate Student Government Association.Garrett Stephens, Political Science major and President of the Undergraduate Student Government The Association.
To graduate with a degree in political science major, you must earn 36 hours of academic credit in designated political science courses and complete all core curriculum courses required by UAB's College of Arts and Sciences. You must specialize in one of two subfields within political science, American Politics/Political Theory or Comparative Politics/International Relations.

Program Requirements

A list of all the major's requirements are listed in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. You will take required courses as well as courses from one of two subfields (American Politics/Political Theory or Comparative Politics/International Relations) and general electives in political science.

You can find a description of all requirements and courses, as well as a proposed four-year plan of study, in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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