Studying American Politics at Vanderbilt
As part of the general requirements of the program, students electing American politics as a first or second field for examination must take two courses to qualify to take the comprehensive examination.
These two courses are:
- Introduction to American political institutions
- Introduction to American political behavior
Students must complete PSCI 8355 Research Design, PSCI 8356 Statistics for Political Research I, PSCI 8357 Statistics for Political Research II, and a third methodology course. We encourage our students to take full advantage of the many opportunities we provide to receive additional methodological training both inside and outside of Vanderbilt.