Prepare yourself for a professional career in public policy, public service, private institutions, and political organizations in the United States, or entry into advanced degree programs. The American Politics concentration provides a broad overview of the American political process.

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
Elective
Elective
Elective
​Elective

Year 2

Fall
Modern Language Core Requirement I
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
GVT-201
GVT-224

Spring
Modern Language Core Requirement II
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
GVT-223
GVT Elective

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 3

Fall
STE Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History/VPATH Core Requirement
GVT-501
GVT Elective
Elective

Spring
STE Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History/VPATH Core Requirement
GVT-345
GVT Elective

Pathway for BS Students

Year 1

Fall
First Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
First-Year Experience Core Requirement: CAS-101
Human Behavior and 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
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 2

Fall
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History Core Requirement
Quantitative Analysis Core Requirement: GVT-201
GVT-224

Spring
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
GVT-223
GVT Elective I
Elective

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 3

Fall
STE Core Requirement
GVT-501
GVT Elective II
Elective
Elective

Spring
STE Core Requirement
VPATH Core Requirement
GVT-345
GVT Elective III