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Indiana University Bloomington

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Degree Requirements

Courses in the Department of Political Science introduce students to fundamental issues in the political process, conditions that create the need for governments, structure and procedures of governments, control of governments and enforcement of responsibility, and relationships among governments. The Political Science major prepares students to assume the duties of citizenship; provides special knowledge and skills useful in public service, law, business, and other careers; and lays a foundation for the scholarly study of government and politics.

The department also has two interdepartmental majors: political science and economics, and political science and philosophy.

The department has three minors in political science, and one interdepartmental minor: political science and economics.