Program of Study

In a world where the most vital issues facing humankind inevitably find their way into the political process, your learned skills will apply to any job setting. The Department of Political Science gives you the needed educational background to go on to law or graduate school—or to directly embark on your career.

Get your bachelor’s degree in political science

  • Designed for students wanting to assume positions of responsible and ethical leadership.
  • 120 credit hours to complete bachelor’s degree. See the degree plan below.

Major Requirements

These hours are distributed over the following areas: American Government and Constitution (nine hours), Comparative Government (six hours), Political Theory (six hours), International Relations (three hours), and advanced electives (nine hours). In their senior year, students also must complete POLSA495, our capstone course.

Freshman Fall Spring
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30
Major POLS A100 — POLS Elective 3 3
Foreign Language   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
Sophomore Fall Spring
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30
Major POLS A200/A201; A230 — A231 6 6
Adjunct/Electives   3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6

 

Total Credit Hours 120

 

Political Science Minor

A minor in political science requires 21 hours, made up of three hours each in American Government, Comparative Government, History of Political Thought, and International Relations, plus nine additional hours of advanced electives.

 

Political Science Minor Requirements
Total 21 crs.
POLS A100 Introduction to American Government 3 crs.
POLS A200 or A201 Comparative Government I or II 3 crs.
POLS A230 or A231 History of Political Thought I or II 3 crs.
POLS A315 International Relations 3 crs.
POLS elective POLS A100-499, POLS X230-499 3 crs.
POLS elective POLS A100-499, POLS X230-499 3 crs.
POLS elective POLS A100-499, POLS X230-499 3 crs.

 

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