Model Course Schedule
Start with 2 or 3 100- or 200-level courses. Start with those that interest you most.
POLS 110 American Political System
100- or 200-level Comparative Politics (e.g., POLS 151 Politics of the Developing World, or another class)
100- or 200-level International Relations (e.g., POLS 160 Introduction to International Politics)
100- or 200-level Political Thought (e.g., POLS 170 Foundations of Political Thought)
1 or 2 introductory courses (see list above)
Methods requirement (POLS 300, POLS 301, or POLS 302)
3 Political Science electives, ideally concentrated in one or two substantive areas of focus
If you study abroad, you should take your methods requirement HERE at SLU before you go abroad, and remember that you will need to take your 400-level courses here at SLU when you return.
2 400-level seminars, preferably in your area of substantive focus
1 Political Science elective
Consider writing an honors thesis, which will take the place of ONE of the 400-level seminars