Political Theory Concentration

This concentration offers you an understanding of the principles, concepts, norms, and assumptions that inform public policy. You'll consider the meaning of justice and the nature and source of legitimate authority. This is a valuable foundation for your advanced studies and a career in public service, private institutions, or political organizations.

Pathway for BA Students

Year 1

Fall
First-Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
First-Year Experience Core Requirement: CAS-101
Human Behavior & Societies Core Requirement: GVT-110
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives Core Requirement: GVT-115

Spring
First-Year Writing II
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement
Math Core Requirement
GVT-120

Summer
4 Electives

Year 2

Fall
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
Modern Language Core Requirement I
GVT-201
GVT-275

Spring
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
Modern Language Core Requirement II
GVT-276
GVT Elective

Summer
4 Electives

Year 3

Fall
STE Core Requirement
Theory Elective (PHIL or GVT)
GVT-501
2 Electives

Spring
STE Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History/VPATH Core Requirement
2 GVT Electives

Pathway for BS Students

Year 1

Fall
First-Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
First-Year Experience Core Requirement: CAS-101
Human Behavior & Societies Core Requirement: GVT-110
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives Core Requirement: GVT-115

Spring
First-Year Writing II
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement
Math Core Requirement
GVT-120

Summer
4 Electives

Year 2

Fall
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History Core Requirement
Quantitative Analysis Core Requirement: GVT-201
GVT-275

Spring
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
GVT-276
GVT Elective
Elective

Summer
4 Electives

Year 3

Fall
STE Core Requirement
Theory Elective (PHIL or GVT)
GVT-501
2 Electives

Spring
STE Core Requirement
VPATH Core Requirement
2 GVT Electives

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.
View the Political Theory Concentration Curriculum

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