- Can I do a concentration on one of the Department’s five subfields ((1) American Government, (2) Comparative Government, (3) International Relations, (4) Analytical Political Theory, and (5) Political Philosophy?)

The Department discourages students from selecting one of our 5 subfields as a concentration. Standard Majors are encouraged to take any number of courses within the Department that focus on one subfield, so long as they satisfy the requirement of taking 2 courses in 3 of the 5 subfields. The IDC major was designed to allow students to count courses from other majors toward his or her major and students can count up to 3 non-PLSC courses toward this type of major.) Please also keep in mind that the IDC does not appear on your transcript or your diploma.