Mar 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4+1 Political Science BA to MA

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The proposed 4+1 program in political science is an expedited program of study that would allow participating students to complete a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in political science in five years. Students interested in participating would apply into the Master’s program during their first semester of junior year standing as an undergraduate. Upon acceptance, students would take several graduate-level courses during the second semester of their junior year and during their senior year. These classes would “double count,” satisfying requirements for both the BA major and the Master’s degree in political science. This program is intended for outstanding undergraduate political science majors who have graduate-level skills and can do graduate-quality work as undergraduates, and is thus not appropriate for all majors; students would therefore have to apply and be accepted into the program.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • Application process: Interested students would submit a short application to the Department early on during the first semester of their junior year. The application will include:
    • A letter of interest that describes the student’s reasons for applying into the program.
    • Undergraduate transcripts.
    • Letters of support from at least two faculty members that attest to applicant’s advanced levels of reading, writing and analytical skills, and to their outstanding intellectual curiosity and work ethic.
    • Following review and admission by the faculty later in the first semester of junior year, students would begin their 4+1 curriculum during the second semester of their junior year.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

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