Admission

First- and Second-Year Preparation

Students should apply for admission during semester in which major admission criteria will be completed, normally no later than 60 hours, or for transfer students, during the initial term at KU. Application to this major after completion of 60 hours, or the initial KU term for a transfer student, will likely delay graduation.

Courses Required (2)

  • Introduction to U.S. Politics. Satisfied by POLS 110 or 111 AND
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics. Satisfied by POLS 150 or 151 OR Introduction to International Politics. Satisfied by POLS 170 or 171

Admission GPA 

  • Satisfied by a minimum 2.3 GPA in required admission courses designated above. 
  • University Course Repeat Policy will apply.

Contact Info

Department of Political Science

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-3523
kupols@ku.edu
http://kups.ku.edu/
Don Haider-Markel, Chair
785-864-9034
dhmarkel@ku.edu

Department of Political Science

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-3523
kupols@ku.edu
http://kups.ku.edu/
Christina Bejarano, Undergraduate Director
785-864-9122
cbejaran@ku.edu

Department of Political Science

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-3523
kupols@ku.edu
http://kups.ku.edu/
Mark Joslyn, Graduate Studies Director
785-864-3523
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