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Political Science Requirements

View the Political Science Course Catalog.

Requirements for the Major

A Political Science major consists of 33 semester hours of which 20 hours are at the upper division level (above 299).  Majors must take PO201, plus three of the other introductory courses (PO 100-200, SW-200-PO, or TI-200-PO level) and the PO 490 capstone seminar.

Requirements for the Minor

Eighteen hours of political science courses, including PO201 and at least 9 hours at the upper level (above 299). Undergraduates enrolled in any college or program are eligible to minor in the field.

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.