Back in the '70's, that was the major for the lawyer-to-be set. My husband graduated in '77 in political science and it wasn't at all difficult or competitive. Don't think it is now, either -- after all, it IS north campus! I took a number of poli sci classes because I was interested in the subject, and if you like to read and like to think, it's pretty easy. With one caveat: you really need to know where the prof's head is at (as we used to say), that's key, and argue his/her raison d'etre to do well.