Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


The political science major builds an in-depth understanding of politics and government with challenging courses in public policy, international politics and methodology. Students learn to think critically about the nature of citizenship, rights, and duties in the modern world- and against the backdrop of economic, political, security, and international crises


Students with a completed AA or AS from Camden County College can transfer up to 60 credits towards their Rutgers degree.  Students with a completed AAS in paralegal studies from Camden County College can transfer up to 36 credits as restricted free electives toward their Rutgers degree.

Major Requirements

The Political Science major requires 39 Credits (13 courses) as follows:

INTRODUCTORY COURSES (6 credits – 2 courses)

790:101 – Introduction to Politics

790:102 – The Study of Politics

SUBFIELDS COURSES (18 credits – 6 courses)

2 Courses from American Politics & Public Policy
2 Courses from International Politics
2 Courses from Political Theory & Methodology

ELECTIVE COURSES in Political Science (15 credits – 5 courses)



Careers in Political Science