Classes are offered in the four major subfields of the discipline (American politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory), but many courses cut across subfields. While some students choose most of their courses from within one or two subfields, most take a wide variety of courses that span different areas.

Concentrations are not required, but majors are encouraged to consult with department advisers to design individualized programs of study. For example, students have designed concentrations around themes such as race, ethnicity, and politics; global transformation; representation and law; social and economic inequalities; terrorism and national security; and citizenship studies.

Each spring, the department publishes a list of courses to be offered the following academic year. Before registration, the department also publishes a list of courses offered the following quarter

Rising Seniors: If you wish to challenge yourself by enrolling in a graduate-level Political Science seminar (400-level course), you may ask the instructor for permission to enroll.

An updated list of all courses offered can be found in the Political Science section of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Catalog