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Welcome to the Political Science major!

Here are some of the most common questions we get from our majors. Don't see what you're looking for? Email the department for more information!

How do I register for an independent study or individual internship?

Students planning to enroll in an internship (PLSC 388) through the Department of Political Science are required to complete the internship contract and return it to the department office.

Students planning to enroll in an independent study (PLSC 390) through the Department of Political Science are required to complete the indepdent study contract and return it to the department office.

How do I join the PLSC honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha?

Juniors and seniors are eligible to join the Beta Xi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. To be selected, a student must have completed the following academic requirements:

(1)  Six units in political science at UR;
(2)  Three units of which must be at the 300 or 400 level;
(3)  Overall GPA of 3.3; and
(4)  Overall GPA of 3.5 in the major.

How do I apply for the Honors Program?
Information on the Honors Program, including the application, can be found here.
Where should I study abroad?
The department faculty have put together a comprehensive guide to making the most of your study abroad experience as a Political Science major. Your adivsor can also help you decide what country and program are best for you.