MIT has a very distinguished graduate department in political science. Most MIT undergraduate political science courses can count toward the major at Wellesley. Some MIT courses listed under political science are taught by an instructor who is not a member of that department. Such courses normally cannot be counted toward the political science major at Wellesley.
MIT’s political science department also offers several courses that are taught by an academic administrator, not a faculty member. Our department does not grant credit for these courses either toward the major or for SBA or other distribution credit. These courses include, but may not be limited to, the following:
- 17.903 Community Service: Experience and Reflection
- 17.922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Design Seminar
- 17.S914 Conversations You Can't Have On Campus/Special Topics in Political Science
Courses in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in Political Science at MIT can count towards the Political Science major at Wellesley if the student writes a substantive research paper as part of her UROP work and that paper is evaluated by the UROP supervisor as part of the final grade. The supervisor must inform the Political Science Transfer Credit Advisor at Wellesley by email that the paper has been evaluated.
A list of MIT political science courses that can be counted for major credit will be posted on our department website each semester. If you have questions about a particular MIT course, please consult with our transfer credit advisor.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MIT'S FALL 2018 POLITICAL SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM AND WHICH COURSES ARE APPROVED FOR MAJOR CREDIT AT WELLESLEY.
Note: All approved MIT courses transfer to Wellesley at the 200-level.