Carroll College, Helena Montana

Degree Requirements

Constitutional Studies Degree Requirements

Total credits: 21 credits. To satisfy the interdisciplinary requirement, students must complete courses from at least three different disciplines.

Foundations in the American Constitutional Tradition (6 credits):

  • PO 104 American National Government OR HI 121 U.S. History I
  • PO 205 Early Modern Political Thought OR PO 216 American Political Thought

In addition, students must complete credits from each of the following three concentrations:

The American Founding and American Constitutional History (3 credits):

  • HI 121 U.S. History I
  • HI 122 U.S. History II
  • HI 322 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • PO 104 American National Government
  • PO 210 Introduction to Constitutional Law
  • PO 230 Montana State Politics
  • PO 216 American Political Thought
  • PO 315 Congress and the Presidency
  • PO 380 Moot Court
  • SO 314 Sociology of Law

Comparative Constitutionalism and International Law (6 credits):

  • HI 241 History of the Modern Middle East
  • HI 251 History of East Asia
  • HI 271 History of Latin America
  • HI 291 History of Modern Africa
  • PO 280 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PO 324 Topics in Comparative Politics of Industrialized Countries
  • PO 348 International Negotiation Simulation

Constitutionalism: History and Philosophy (6 credits):

  • PHIL 256 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 324 Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 315 Continental Philosophy
  • PO 100 Introduction to Political Thought
  • PO 205 Early Modern Political Thought
  • PO 331 Classical Political Thought
  • PO 332 Late Modern Political Thought
  • TH 263 Modern Catholic Social Teaching