Oct 01, 2023
154 Credit Hours
Both degrees conferred concurrently at the termination of studies
*Undergraduate degree plan must include a minor or an additional major
Global Studies Menu Options - 3 Credit Hours
One course must be selected from the following list of approved Global Studies courses.
Social Science Requirement - 3 Credit Hours
Politics majors must take PLS 3113 - Methodology of Political Science as the Social Science elective.
School of Arts and Sciences Additional Natural Science Requirements - 5 Credit Hours
Students in the School of Arts and Sciences must take five additional hours of natural science: 1 lab to accompany the course taken for general education [BIO 1043 , BIO 1023 , ESC 1043 , OCY 1043 , FOR 1003 , PHY 1033 , PHY 1063 , or PHY 2113 and one additional natural science course and accompanying lab. The two natural sciences must be in different areas (both cannot be in biological sciences). In sum, students are required to take a minimum of 8 hours of natural science courses: two natural science courses (in two different areas) along with the labs associated with each.
Required Politics Courses - 9 Credit Hours
Politics Elective Courses - 27 Credit Hours
Student must select nine (9) elective courses from the following lists, for a total of 27 credit hours. Student must select at least one (1) course from each category.
American Government Electives
Political Theory Electives
Modern Language Requirement - 3-6 Credit Hours
Politics majors are required to successfully complete (with a final grade of C- or higher):
- one intermediate modern language course (3 Credit Hours), OR
- two elementary modern language courses (6 Credit Hours), OR
- one elementary and one intermediate modern language course (6 Credit Hours).
Politics majors who choose another major or minor with its own language requirements may elect to use the language requirement of that major or minor as a substitute for their Politics modern language requirement.
Note: No CLEP, AP, IB, or transient study credits may be used to fulfill this requirement. These credits must be fulfilled at PBA.
Minor Requirement - 15-30 Credit Hours
Politics majors are required to complete a minor in a discipline of their choice.
This meets the 120-credit- hour requirement and the 42-upper- level requirement.
Note: Students wishing to teach Political Science, grades 6 –12, should complete a state-approved Professional Training Option (PTO). See Secondary Education Minor for details.
This meets the 120-credit- hour requirement and the 42-upper- level requirement for successful completion of undergraduate studies. This also meets all requirements of the M.S. in Global Development.
Sample Degree Plan