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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Political Science Concentration

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Political Science Concentration

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. ALL courses must be taken as a graded course. Courses taken as Pass/Fail will not count towards the PS major. Ten Courses in Political Science. All Tufts University Political Science majors will be required to take eight of the ten political science courses in the Tufts University Department of Political Science. All of the other requirements of the major - the two foundation courses, the course in each of the four major subfields, the methodologically-focused course, and the advanced seminar—must also be fulfilled in the Tufts University Department of Political Science. Cross-listed courses sponsored by another department are considered courses taken within the department. Note: Foundational courses will not count towards a major concentration requirement if taken abroad. Two Foundational or Category I Courses. All PS majors are required to take two Foundational or Category I courses that introduce students to key concepts in Political Science. The following courses fulfill the foundational requirement: PS 11: Introduction to American Politics PS 21: Introduction to Comparative Politics PS 41: Western Political Thought I PS 42: Western Political Thought II PS 61: Introduction to International Relations One Course in Each of the Four Major Subfields. To ensure that students are exposed to the different areas of the discipline, they must take at least one course (Category I or Category II) in each of the four subfields that serve as the cornerstones of the political science discipline. The catalogue is organized around these four subfields.