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