The Department of Politics offers three tracks that provide more focused guidance to students who wish to address themes that bridge the sub-fields. The tracks include the following three programs:
- Program in American Ideas and Institutions
- Program in Political Economy
- Program in Quantitative and Analytical Political Science
You are encouraged to navigate to the links highlighted above to learn more about these tracks. Feel free to also contact any of the Program Advisors directly to further inquire about their requirements.
All students who declare their concentration in Politics are eligible to pursue one of the three tracks and should inform the Undergraduate Program Administrator of their intention to pursue a program upon declaring the concentration in April of their sophomore year, and no later than February 1 of their junior year. The tracks provide additional guidance for structuring the program of study as a Politics concentrator, but students are not required to select a track to graduate with a degree in Politics. Students who pursue a program will still need to fulfill the requirements of a Politics concentrator. Courses may simultaneously fulfill both the program requirements and the Politics concentration requirements.
All courses taken to satisfy a track must be a on a graded basis and will factor into the Honors calculation.
Please note: The degree will read A.B. in Politics and unlike University Certificates, the departmental program will not appear on the transcript. Concentrators who successfully complete the program’s requirements will receive a departmental attestation on Class Day.