Political Science in Three

Political science is an ideal field of study for those interested in leadership, civic engagement and a career in a complex, diverse, interdependent and rapidly globalizing society and at Saint Michael’s College you can earn your degree in just three years.

The Political Science department combines demanding and engaging intellectual coursework with numerous co-curricular programs in which faculty mentor students in academic internships, study abroad, collaborative research, student activism and campus leadership. Students can take advantage of a program that emphasizes career preparation and emerge with a degree that readies students for a competitive graduate school admission process and job market — and you can do it all in three years.

Here is an example of what a schedule would look like in order for you to graduate with a Political Science degree in three years, individual paths may vary:

Degree in Three    
First Year
1st Fall 1st Spring 1st Summer
PO 101 – Introduction to Politics PO 120 – Introduction to American National Politics History & Society LSC
First Year Seminar Foreign Language II Quantitative LSC
Foreign Language I Religious Studies LSC* Elective
PH 103 – Introduction to Philosophy PO Sibling 1 Elective
Second Year
2nd Fall 2nd Spring 2nd Summer
PO 261 – European Political Thought PO 200 – Research Methods Arts & Literature LSC
PO 285 – Introduction to Comparative Politics PO 245 – Introduction to International Relations Science LSC
PO Sibling II PO Elective I Elective
Elective Elective Elective
Third Year
3rd Fall 3rd Spring
PO 410 – Senior Seminar in Political Science PO Elective III  
PO Elective II PO Elective IV  
Junior Seminar Elective  
Elective Elective