Academics Program Information
The Department of Political Science major consists of 30 credit hours which include 3 required courses: American Government (FP130), International Relations (FP210) or Comparative Politics (FP230), and Political Science Methods (FP220). All midshipmen in the major complete a 1/c capstone paper supervised by a faculty seminar leader. An honors program with a designated honors degree is available for selected midshipmen. Midshipmen select an area of concentration (American Politics and Law, Comparative Politics, or International Relations and Security Studies) during their 3/c year in consultation with their advisors.