Following is a 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; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.
*See Appendix A: Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information in the University Catalog.
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.
2Lower level Criminal Justice elective, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 1306 or CRIJ 2313 or CRIJ 2328.
3Foreign Language/Study Abroad, 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university's foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university's foreign language graduation 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 levle. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-appoved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country.
4American Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3320 or 4312 or 4313 or 4320.
5Research Methods, select 3SCH from CRIJ 3305 or PSCI 3301 or SOCI 3305.
6Advance CRIJ electives select 12 SCH from any 3000-4000 level CRIJ (or 9 SCH may be from 5000 level CRIJ course if admitted to the BS/MS).
7Advanced PSCI, select 9 SCH at the 3000 level or above (or higher fro BA/MA students) not used for any other requirement.
8International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305 or 3310.
9Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335 or 4340.
10Comparative/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 (footnotes 8 and 9 above).
Note: See information on the combined BA/MA degree in Political Science or BS/MS degree in Criminal Justice.
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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