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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; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

**See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, within the College of Arts and Sciences, the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business or College of Education.

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/General Elective** 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/General Elective**
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     Adv Minor/General Elective**
3
    Adv Minor/General Elective** 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
  Adv Minor/General Elective** 3   Adv Minor/General Elective**
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, COMM 1311 or COMM 1315.
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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