Requirements for a Political Science Major

A political science major requires 33 credit hours of POSC courses in one of five concentrations. You may wish to download and print: Political Science Major Requirements Worksheet.

The 33 semester hours will include at least two upper-division writing development courses.

At least fifteen hours of the POSC courses must not be counted toward another major.

Students may wish to write a senior thesis.

There are special requirements for teaching majors.

For more information on major requirements, consult with your political science advisor or contact the Political Science Department at (414) 288-6842 or

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Department of Political Science

Marquette University
Wehr Physics Building, Room 468
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-6842 (phone)
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