Requirements

Graduation with a major in political science requires:

  • 124 total credit hours
  • 12 hours in a single foreign language
  • PHI 151 or REL 131
  • One of the following NOT Selected in General Education Curriculum (GEC) 03:
  • ANT 101; GHY 101; PS 201; SOC 101
  • One of the Following:
  • ENG 200, 201, 202; HIS 201, 202; FLM 170; WS 301
  • 36 Hours in the Major
  • PS 101 (American Government)
  • PS 201 (Great Issues of Politics)
  • PS 491 (Senior Capstone)
  • Electives
  • 1 course from each of the political science areas
  • 5 more courses in any 2 political science areas
  • 2 writing intensive courses
  • A 2.0 cumulative GPA in major courses
  • 18 hours in a minor field

4 areas of political science:

  • Theory and methods: PS 321, 411, 412, 420, 421, 426
  • American: PS 301, 303, 304, 305, 401–409
  • Global politics: PS 330, 331, 350, 431, 432, 450-452, 456-459
  • Public law/administration: PS 370, 375, 380, 470-474 480, 481, 485, 489