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What are the educational requirements to be a political science major?
I studied Political Science at the University of Central Florida, and while each university has their own requirements, at UCF there were only two mandatory courses, American History and a Methods course. Then, depending on what track you are interested in (pre-law, international relations, or government) you take classes within those tracks to earn your total required credits. I took classes ranging from Constitutional Law to Politics of the Middle East, its a good time to figure out what area of the law you're most interested in.
What are the different aspects of the political science major?
Political Science is the study of governance and politics. However, within a political science degree there are often different tracks you can choose from and then take classes within that track (such as pre-law, government, or international affairs). In order to earn your degree there are a few required classes within the major, general education requirements, and then a credit requirement wherein you choose which classes interest you most. Most political science classes are founded on lots of reading and writing.