Class of 2017
Whom to see
Prospective concentrators interested in the Program in Political Economy should see Matias Iaryczower (Corwin 037). To make an appointment, go to: https://wass.princeton.edu.
All other prospective concentrators should see Gayle Brodsky (Corwin 132). To make an appointment, go to https://wass.princeton.edu.
What to bring to your appointment
Deadline to register
The deadline to register in the Department of Politics as well as to choose your major online is Tuesday, April 21.
To officially declare your major online for the University, click here: https://registrar.princeton.edu/student-services/majors/.
In May, concentrators in the Politics Class of 2017 will receive an email with instructions on how to designate junior workshop preferences online via Blackboard.
To view meeting times and descriptions for these workshops, go to: http://www.princeton.edu/politics/undergraduate/independent-work/junior-papers/junior-workshop/.
Sophomores electing to enter the Department of Politics must have completed two Politics courses on a graded basis before the end of the current academic year. Courses taught by Politics faculty but that are not formally listed or cross-listed with the Department may also be used as a prerequisite. All courses to be used to fulfill departmental requirements must be taken on a graded basis. The Political Economy program has additional entry requirements.
Students must complete a course satisfying an analytical requirement by the end of the Fall semester of the junior year. A set of courses satisfying this requirement is maintained by the Department and can be found here: http://www.princeton.edu/politics/undergraduate/majoring-in-politics/analytical/. In exceptional cases, a Departmental Representative may approve delaying the completion of this requirement until the Spring semester of the junior year.
Each sophomore must enroll in a Fall Junior Workshop; instructions on how to indicate your workshop preferences will be emailed in early May. The Fall Junior Paper will be written in the workshop, and the workshop leader will serve as the advisor for the Fall Junior Paper. The junior workshops are not courses and do not count toward satisfying departmental requirements.
The Department maintains a list of all cognates approved by the departmental representatives for each student. The cognates must be approved during the semester in which they are taken (no later than the last Friday of classes). Courses taken in the Freshman or Sophomore year cannot be designated as cognates. Cognate courses should not be at the introductory level. Cognates cannot be used to satisfy field distribution requirements. Once a cognate has been approved, it may not be rescinded.