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Chair: Shana Gadarian
Undergraduate Director: Lamis Abdelaaty
Lamis Abdelaaty, Richard Barton, Matthew Baxter, Caglayan Baser, Ekrem Baser, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Kenneth Baynes, Mark Brockway, Keith Bybee, Horace Campbell, Matthew Cleary, Francine D’Amico, joshua Darr, Renée de Nevers, Johanna Dunaway, Colin Elman, Miriam Elman, Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Margarita Estévez-Abe, Christopher Faricy, Shana Gadarian, Liwu Gan, Ryan Griffiths, Dimitar Gueorguiev, Petra Hejnova, Catherine Herrold, Erin Hern, Jennifer Jackson, Seth Jolly, Sebastian Karcher, Thomas Keck, Minju Kim, Audie Klotz, W. Henry Lambright, Daniel McDowell, Glyn Morgan, Sarah Pralle, Dennis Rasmussen, Grant Reeher, Gretchen Ritter, Shane Sanders, S.N. Sangmpam, Yüksel Sezgin, Takumi Shibaike, Greg Smith, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Brian Taylor, Margaret Susan Thompson, Emily Thorson, Jessie Trudeau, Simon Weschle, Steven White, Michael Williams, Ryan Williams, Chengzhi Yin, Yael Zeira, Baobao Zhang
Political science is the study of politics, government, and their relationship with other aspects of society. Courses in political science enable students to use political theory and empirical analyses to make sense of their world, to interpret political phenomena in the United States and in other areas of the world, and to understand global politics. Political science students gain research, critical thinking, and writing skills that help prepare them for a variety of careers including law, public service, electoral politics, public policy, nonprofit advocacy, international relations, business, journalism, communication, and academia.
For all Arts and Sciences|Maxwell students, successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in this major requires a minimum of 120 credits, 96 of which must be Arts and Sciences|Maxwell credits, completion of the Liberal Arts Core requirements, and the requirements for this major that are listed below.
Students dually enrolled in Newhouse* and Arts and Sciences|Maxwell will complete a minimum of 122 credits, with at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences|Maxwell coursework and an Arts and Sciences|Maxwell major.
*Students dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences|Maxwell as first year students must complete the Liberal Arts Core. Students who transfer to the dual program after their first year as singly enrolled students in the Newhouse School will satisfy general requirements for the dual degree program by completing the Newhouse Core Requirements.
Students are required to fulfill the requirements for the B.A. or minor in political science as stipulated in the course catalog for the academic year in which they enter Syracuse University. Graduation with a B.A. or a minor in political science requires a 2.0 average in the upper-division coursework applied toward the major or minor.