The Major


(43 Total Credits)

Foundations: 6
PHR 101 Foundations of Social and Political Inquiry  3
IS/ECO 150 Economy, Society, and the State or PS 106 Intro to U.S. Politics 3
Theory and Methods: 10
PHR 310 Theories of Human Rights 3
SOC 330 Great Social Thinkers or PS 310 Modern Political Thought 3
PS/SOC/PHR 371 Research Methods in Social Science 4
Experiential Learning: 6
PHR 299/399/499 Internship     3
SW/PHR 209 Practicum in Social Work 3
PS/PHR 333 Mock Trial 3
PS/PHR 336 Playing Politics 3
Course(s) with Service Learning Component 3
Bedford Hills College Program Combined Course  3
PHR 450 Senior Seminar (pre-requisite: Research Methods in Social Science) 3



(18 credits)

At least 9 credits must be taken at the 300-400 level. Students may also, with permission from the departmental chair, satisfy elective requirements with study abroad courses, or with relevant courses in other programs.

Electives are separated into two categories; Governance and Culture. Nine (9) credits should be taken in each area. Students are also encouraged to supplement their program by taking an additional course in method, such as Archival Methods or Ethnography. With advisor approval, one of these methods courses may be substituted for elective credit.

Note: Courses listed below that have a service-learning component or are taken at Bedford hills may not count for both Electives credit and Experiential Learning credit. 


Culture Cluster 9
HIST 255 American Women’s History 3
PHR 3XX Politics of Abortion                      3
PS 317 Money, Sex, and Power       3
PS 328 The Politics of Popular Culture 3
SOC/PHR 218 Environmental Justice           3
SOC 213 Women, Society, and Culture     3
SOC/PHR 304 Art and Politics 3
SOC/PHR 306 Culture and Ideology 3
SOC 359 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 361 Cultural and Social Change 3
SOC 384 Valuing Difference II 3
SW 204 Valuing Difference I                                        3
Governance Cluster 9

IS/ECO 150 Economy, Society, and the State

*if foundations requirement already satisfied


PS 106 Introduction to U.S. Politics

*if foundations requirement already satisfied

HIST 237 American Foreign Relations 3
HIST 325 Cold War America 3
PS 231 Comparative Politics 3
PS 262 Multiculturalism and Democracy 3
PS 263 Power and Politics in the City 3
PS 311 Democracy and its Critics 3
PS 340 Political Participation 3
PS 350 Comparative Economic systems 3
PS 357 Human Rights in Comparative Perspective 3
PS 360 The Presidency and the Electorate 3


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2270-lisa-mills-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,242,242/16487_Mills_Lisa.rev.1513798298.jpg" alt="Lisa Mills ’17" title="Lisa Mills ’17" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Lisa currently works for NYC law firm Weitz & Luxenberg as a paralegal in the Environmental department, reviewing cases and writing memorandums, organizing clientele data, and communicating with clients and representatives.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2270-lisa-mills-17">Lisa Mills ’17</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Major in <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/">Politics and Human Rights</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,338,338/11471_matt_corridoni.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Matt Corridoni ’13" title="Matt Corridoni ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Matt currently serves as Press Secretary for Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts in Washington D.C. He has previously worked as the Deputy National Press Secretary for Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2016 Presidential campaign.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-13">Matt Corridoni ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Political Science</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,360,480/16064_molly_ward.rev.1505918757.jpg" alt="Molly Ward" title="Molly Ward" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After working for MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated show <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">All in with Chris Hayes</a>, Molly, a double-major in Political Science and Communications, recently started work in mid-2018 as an Associate Producer for Peloton Interactive. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward">Molly Ward</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1051-pamela-kirsch-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,408,408/11476_pam_kirsch.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Pamela Kirsch ’13" title="Pamela Kirsch ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work (CUSSW), Pamela is now a Supervising Trauma Therapist and Field Instructor for <span class="pv-entity__secondary-title">North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence.</span> </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1051-pamela-kirsch-13">Pamela Kirsch ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Minor in <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/minor-programs/minor-social-work/">Social Work</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,572,712/11480_k_nichols.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Kaitlin Nichols" title="Kaitlin Nichols" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2012, Kaitlin has completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and has begun a career as a social worker in New York City.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols">Kaitlin Nichols</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in Sociology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-11"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,12,467,479/13208_alex_kane.rev.1462900737.jpg" alt="Alex Kane ’11" title="Alex Kane ’11" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><span class="lt-line-clamp__line">As a freelance journalist, Alex writes about Israel/Palestine and post-9/11 civil liberties. His work has appeared in </span><span class="lt-line-clamp__line lt-line-clamp__line--last">Ha’aretz, The Intercept, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera, The Forward and more.</span></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-11">Alex Kane ’11</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,640/11478_vlad.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Vladimir Martinez ’13" title="Vladimir Martinez ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Before starting at CUNY School of Law, Vlad served as the Manhattan Borough President’s Director of Budget and Capital Projects after working as the Director of Communications and Budget for Carlos Menchaca of the New York City Council. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-13">Vladimir Martinez ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,720,960/11482_sameera_uddin_ir_pic.rev.1453904266.jpg" alt="Sameera Uddin" title="Sameera Uddin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Sameera currently works as the Founding Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager for <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">NYC Kids RISE</a>, a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity for all families in NYC. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin">Sameera Uddin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Political Science</a> and Minor in <a href="/departments/international-studies/minors/international-studies.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a></p></div>