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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 COMM   Communication2 3
    Minor Curriculum** 3     Visual/Performing Arts* 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     Minor Curriculum**
3
GEOG 1303 General World Geography 3     General Elective
3
  Natural Science* 4     Natural Science*
4
    Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3     Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3
Total 16  
16
 

JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
PSCI 3301 Research Methods Soc Sci 3 PSCI 3314 Modern Political Philosophy
3
PSCI 3313 Cls&Med Political Phil 3 PSCI   International Relations6
3
PSCI
  American Politics4 3 PSCI   Advanced PSCI Elective5
3
PSCI
  Advanced PSCI Elec5 3 PSCI   Advanced Minor Curr**
3
    Advanced Minor Curr** 3     Advanced Elective 3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
PSCI
4311 Constitutional Law 3 PSCI 4351 Senior Seminar in PSCI
3
PSCI
  Comparative Politics7 3 PSCI   Advanced PSCI Elective5
3
PSCI   Comp/Intl PSCI Elective8 3     Advanced Elective
3
  Advanced Minor Curr** 3   Advanced Minor Curr**
3
    Advanced Elective 3      
Total 15  
12
 
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.
3Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
4American Politics, slect 3 SCH from PSCI 3320 or 4320.
5Advanced PSCI, select 9 SCH at the 3000 level or above not used for any other requirement.
6International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335 or 4340.
7Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305 or 3310.
8Comparative/International Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4309, or 4321 (when the topic is Comparative or International); this requirement may also be met by the "second" or unused course in the Comparative Politics or International Relations required course sequence.
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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