Political Science and Government Studies, BS
The Political Science and Government Studies program includes a core of courses essential for all public sector-related careers, plus a systematic study of political and governmental institutions and behavior. It focuses on governmental services, political theory, American and international law, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, and research methods. This degree seeks to prepare students for careers, advancement, or graduate studies in government, politics, law, and other political science-related fields.
No grades of D in upper division courses are allowed in the major. Upper division courses are all courses other than those of Areas A through F. 1000- or 2000- level courses used in the upper division are included in this restriction.
|Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)||42|
|All Core Curriculum requirements for the B.S. Political Science degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.|
|Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) 1||18|
|HIST 2111||Survey of US History to 1877 2||3|
|or HIST 2112||US HIST Since Reconstruction|
|POLS 2101||Intro to Political Science||3|
|POLS 2401||Intro to Global Issues (if not taken in E2)||3|
|Choose 3-4 courses (9-12 credit hours) of lower division (1000-2000 level) electives from courses with the following prefixes: AFAM, CRJU, ECON, FREN, HIST, MATH, PARA, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, SOSC, SPAN, WST.||9-12|
|Upper Division Major Requirements||9|
|POLS 4500||Senior Capstone||3|
|POLS 4490||Internship - Political Science||3|
|SOCI 4501||Research Methods||3|
|Upper Division Major Electives||21|
|Choose seven courses (21 credit hours) from upper division (3000-4000 level) POLS courses not used to meet other areas of the major.|
|Upper Division Major Related Electives||27|
|Choose 9 courses (27 credit hours) from upper division (3000-4000 level) related electives with any of the following prefixes: AFAM, CRJU, ENGL, HIST, HSEM, HSMV, LGST, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, SOSC, SPAN, STAB, WST.|
|Choose three hours of free elective courses. 3|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Prerequisites for all Political Science Area F courses will include POLS 1101 American Government.
Excludes PHED activity courses; MSL courses; courses offered for institutional credit only; and career program courses not specifically approved in advance.