Nov 30, 2020  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

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120 Credit Hours

*must include a minor or an additional major

General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Political Science majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the General Education Program .

Global Studies and Social Science Requirements

 One course must be selected from each of the following lists of Global Studies courses and Social Science courses.

Global Studies Menu Options - 3 Credit Hours

Social Science Menu Options - 3 Credit Hours

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 , PHY 1033  or PHY 1063 ], 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 Political Science/History Courses - 12 Credit Hours

Practical Political Science Courses - 6 Credit Hours

(Select two)

Comparative Political Science Courses - 6 Credit Hours

(Select two)

Political Science Electives - 6 Credit Hours

Select two upper level (3000 or 4000 level) courses with the PLS prefix

*Additional Required - 45-46 Credit Hours

This meets the 120-credit-hour requirement and the 42-upper-level requirement.


Students wishing to teach Political Science, grades 6 – 12, should complete a state-approved Professional Training Option (PTO). See Secondary Education Minor  for details.

Sample Degree Plan

Political Science Degree Plan 

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