Political Science Major Requirements

Students with a major in political science will enjoy small classes with top-rated faculty on exciting and innovative topics. Beginning in Fall 2018 students will also have the opportunity to declare a concentration within the political science major.

There are additional materials available to assist with planning for both curricular options in the Resources page. Students are also encouraged to talk with their academic advisor about the many options available to them.

Any student beginning at Illinois in Fall 2018 and after will follow the new curriculum. All students will be admitted to the General Political Science Concentration and will have the option to remain in that concentration or change to one of six other concentrations.

 

Students who began at Illinois before Fall 2018 have the option to stay with the current curriculum or change to the new curriculum. We recommend students talk with an academic advisor to discuss the best option for them.