The study of politics includes a broad range of subject matter, including American politics, political theory, comparative politics, international relations, public policy, and political economy. The Department of Politics is committed to interdisciplinary approaches to the study of these subjects, and is prepared to accept, for example, courses in history, economics, and legal studies towards completion of the major.
Students are advised to consult with their major adviser in order to choose a set of courses that best serves their interests, academic goals, and career objectives. The Politics major at Scripps College encourages students to take advantage of study abroad and internship opportunities that complement their major study.
Dual and Double Majors
Dual and double programs combining politics with a wide range of other majors are possible, but require early planning and careful selection of courses. A double major requires that the student complete all requirements for each program, including Senior Seminar and Senior Thesis, but may have two courses that overlap. A dual major allows the student to combine majors in completing one senior seminar and one senior thesis.