Social Science Teaching Credential
Students wishing to earn a Social Science Teaching Credential may do so while completing a major in Political Science. The specific requirements for the teaching credential differ from general requirements for the Political Science major.
Political Science/International Relations Research Seminar:
Political Science majors have the option of taking a Political
Science or International Relations Research Seminar, offered each
Fall. This will help students to conduct research and write
scholarly papers on a variety of American, international, and/or
comparative political topics.
- All Honors Students who are Political Science majors are required to enroll in the Research Seminar the semester before their Honors Thesis seminar.
- All Political Science majors who plan to go on to graduate school are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Research Seminar during their junior or senior year.
- All students who would like to write a senior thesis, or who want to conduct independent research in political science, should enroll in the Research Seminar in lieu of independent study.
Note: For graduate courses in International Relations, see the Graduate Bulletin.
Credential Program Specialist
Phone: (619) 260-4159 or