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Undergraduate Program Overview

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The mission of the undergraduate program in Political Science is to provide students with a solid grasp of the American political system and other political systems within the context of global forces, international conflicts, social movements, ideological systems and diversity.

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To receive a minor in Political Science, a student must complete a minimum of 30 unduplicated units including Poli Sci 1, four courses from one track and 1 additional course.

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The Research Honors Track is a program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors (BAH) and will give participants the analytical tools they need to write top-notch honors theses and collaborate with Stanford faculty and Ph.D. students.

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How to Declare

Follow these simple steps to declare a major in Political Science.

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Preparing to Graduate

There are several activities leading up to graduation, both for the department and University. We will post information as it becomes available.

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Peer Advising

If you have questions about the Political Science major, please feel free to reach out to our peer advisors. They would love to speak with you!

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Keep in touch alumni! We will be updating this page with information about previous alumni, where they are, and what they've been up to.

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Summer Research College

Summer Research College is open to all Stanford undergraduates, from all disciplines. Students have the opportunity to work on ongoing research projects with Stanford professors.