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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
 

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.  Students are responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

**See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements.

FALL
HOURS
SPRING
HOURS
FRESHMAN YEAR FRESHMAN YEAR
ENGL
1301 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
MATH
1314 College Algebra 3 MATH   Math Elective1 3
HIST
1301

The U.S. to 1877

3 HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3
  General Elective 3     Minor Curriculum** 3
    Minor Curriculum** 3     Social/Behavioral Science* 3
            Activity or Wellness* 1
Total 15   16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
SOPHOMORE YEAR
PSCI 2305 American National Govt 3 PSCI 2306 American State Govt
3
ENGL   Survey of Literature* 3 COMM   Communication2
3
GEOG 1303 General World Geography 3     Restricted SSC Elective3
3
  Natural Science* 4     Natural Science*
4
    Visual/Performing Arts* 3     Advanced General Elective 3
Total 16  
16
 

JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
PSCI 3301 Research Methods Soc Sci 3 PSCI 3314 Modern Political Philosophy
3
PSCI 3310 Studies in Comp Pols 3 PSCI 4335 International Politics
3
PSCI
3313 Cls&Med Political Phil 3 PSCI   Advanced PSCI Elective5
3
PSCI
3320 Congress&the Presidency 3 PSCI   Advanced PSCI Elective6
3
    Advanced PSCI Elective4 3     Advanced Minor Curr** 3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
PSCI
3305 Govt & Pols Europe 3 PSCI 4340 American Foreign Policy
3
PSCI
3345 Intro to Public Admin 3 PSCI 4351 Senior Seminar in PSCI
3
PSCI 4311 Constitutional Law 3     Advanced PSCI Elective7
3
  Advanced Minor Curr** 3   Advanced Minor Curr**
3
    Advanced Minor Curr** 3      
3
Total 15  
15
 
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:     120
 
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra. MATH 1342, Introductory Statistics, strongly recommended.
2Communication, select 3 SCH from ENGL 2311, HUM 2301 or SPCH 1311.
3Restricted Social Science elective, select 3 SCH from ANTH 4351, GEOG 3353, URBS 3301 or URBS 4301.
4PSCI elective, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3311, 3322, 3323, 3325 or 4350.
5PSCI elective, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3312, 4312, 4314, 4315, 4320 or 4326.
6PSCI elective, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3302, 3350, 4301, 4321 or 4345.
7PSCI elective, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4307 or 4309.
Note: See information on the combined BA/MA in Political Science.
 
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
 
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
   

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