For students who entered fall 2022 and beyond.
Total Minimum Credits = 120
Minimum Political Science credits: 40
Maximum Political Science credits that can be counted toward graduation: 45
Minimum upper level credits: 18 with a minimum of 6 at 4000 level plus 12 at 3000 level or higher (POLI.3010, POLI.4960 or POLI.4970 count toward these requirements). One of these advanced courses must be a seminar, which is a small class of advanced students, focused on more intensive writing than usual classes. The topics of seminar courses will vary each semester with the interests of department faculty.
You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Political Science and Core Curriculum requirements.
1No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details.
2World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
3Political Science majors satisfy the Written and Oral Communication (WOC) ELO by taking an approved, 4000-level Political Science seminar course. See your Advisement Report or the WOC Course Listing for a current list of approved courses.
4Sustainability and Environmental Politics Electives (Sophomore):
5Sustainability and Environmental Politics Electives (Junior):
6Approved 4000-level Seminar:
Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. Political Science majors will also be assigned to a faculty advisor who guides students through their studies. The department strongly suggests scheduling an advising meeting once per semester.
Restriction on off-campus study:
Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.