Program Requirements

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Political Science

  • General requirements for the baccalaureate degree.
  • Core courses required for all Political Science majors: POL 200 U.S. Government (to count towards general education only); POL 220, 231, 236, 386, and 497.
  • Students must choose one of the following concentrations:

American Politics and Institutions

  • Required Political Science courses: POL 260, 310, 316, 330, 363 or 364, and 384 or 385.
  • Required support courses: ECO 222, SOC 230, 6 hours of U.S. History.
  • 3 hours of practicum credit (POL 480) may count toward the major.

Pre-Law

  • Required Political Science courses: POL 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 363, 364, 480, and two of the following: POL 384, 385, 421. (Only 3 credit hours of Mock Trial can apply toward the degree).
  • Required support courses: BUS 215; CRJ 101 and 9 hours chosen from BUS 316, COM 390, CRJ 343, 344, 346, or 347; SOC 230.

International and Comparative Studies

  • Required Political Science courses: POL 316, 320, 322, 323, 330, 421.
  • Required support courses: ECO 222, SOC 230, 6 hours of non-U.S. History.
  • At least one year of a single foreign language is required.

Requirements for a Minor:
  • POL 200, 236, 386 plus 9 additional credit hours at the 300-400 level chosen in consultation with a full-time member of the political science faculty.

Practicum:
  • POL 480 Practicum in Political Science may be taken only with the consent of one of the full-time members of the political science faculty, approval by the agency involved, and approval by the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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