Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science

Degree Requirements

Political Science
Core Courses:
POLS 2305
POLS 2306
American Government
and Texas Government
6
Research Methodology:
POLS 3374
POLS 3379
Quantitative Methd For Pol Sci
and Research & Writing In Pol Sci
6
Political Theory
Select one of the following:3
Ideologies and Democracy
Survey of Political Theory
American Political Thought
International Relations/Comparative Politics
Select one of the following:3
Cent & Eastern European Politi
Intro to Comparative Politics
Asian Politics
Religion And Politics
Western European Politics
Politics Of The Middle East
Intro International Relations
American Foreign Policy
International Law & Org
International Political Econ
Latin American Politics
International Human Rights
Conflict Studies
Political Violence & Terrorism
American Politics
Select one of the following:3
Judicial Systems
The Presidency And Executives
The Congress And Legislatures
Political Parties-Interest Grp
Politics And The Media
Const Law I:Civ Rights& Librts
Const Law II:Gov Pwr/St-Fed Rl
Political Attitudes & Behavior
Electives in Political Science9
Degree Specific Requirements
Fine Arts (DANC, ARTS, MUSI, THEA, or PHIL 3366)3
PHIL Course3
Single Foreign Language14
Major Foundation
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Comm. for Bus. & Professions
Persuasion
Small Group Communication
Beginning Acting
Voice I for the Actor
Select one of the following:
BUAD 1305Electronic Communications Tech3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
Total Hours56

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum of 12 hours of Political Science must be taken in residence
  • No grade below a C in a Political Science course will count toward the major.
  • Students must have 42 advanced hours. At least 15 hours of POLS must be advanced.
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Fine Arts (DANC, ARTS, MUSI, THEA, or PHIL 3366)3
Foreign Language first two courses8
Foreign Language second two courses6
PHIL3
Major Foundation
Communication/Theatre: Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Comm. for Bus. & Professions
Persuasion
Small Group Communication
Beginning Acting
Voice I for the Actor
Computer Science: Select one of the following:3
Electronic Communications Tech
Introduction To Computers
Major Core
POLS 3374
POLS 3379
Quantitative Methd For Pol Sci
and Research & Writing In Pol Sci
6
Political Theory: Select one of the following:3
Ideologies and Democracy
Survey of Political Theory
American Political Thought
International Relations/Comparative Politics: Select one of the following:3
Cent & Eastern European Politi
Intro to Comparative Politics
Asian Politics
Religion And Politics
Western European Politics
Politics Of The Middle East
Intro International Relations
American Foreign Policy
International Law & Org
International Political Econ
Latin American Politics
International Human Rights
Conflict Studies
Political Violence & Terrorism
American Politics: Select one of the following:3
Judicial Systems
The Presidency And Executives
The Congress And Legislatures
Political Parties-Interest Grp
Politics And The Media
Const Law I:Civ Rights& Librts
Const Law II:Gov Pwr/St-Fed Rl
Political Attitudes & Behavior
Major
Political Science electives9
Any Approved Minor18
Electives10
Total Hours120
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II 3Component Area V 3
Component Area VII 3Component Area VII 3
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
Foreign Language24Foreign Language 24
HIST 130133HIST 130233
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
Component Area IV 3Component Area IX 3
Component Area VIII 3Component Area IX 1
Foreign Language23Foreign Language23
POLS (American Politics)43POLS (International Relations/Comparative Politics)53
 16 14
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Foundation: COMS or THEA63Major Foundation: BUAD or CSTE73
Minor3Minor3
POLS Elective3Minor3
POLS 3377, 3378, or 33733POLS Elective3
POLS 33793POLS 33743
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Fine Arts (DANC, ARTS, MUSI, THEA, or PHIL 3366)3ADV Elective3
Minor3ADV Elective3
Minor3Elective3
PHIL3Elective1
POLS elective3Minor3
 15 13
Total Hours: 120
1

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

2

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

3

 Four foreign language courses in one language required.

4

 American Politics select one from the following: POLS 3334, POLS 3336, POLS 3337, POLS 3360 POLS 3364 POLS 4334, POLS 4335, POLS 4372.

5

 International Relations/Comparative Politics select one from the following: POLS 3361, POLS 3365, POLS 3368,POLS 3369, POLS 3370 POLS 3375, POLS 3380 POLS 3381, POLS 3385 POLS 3386, POLS 3387

6

 Major foundation select one of the following: COMS 1361, COMS 2382 COMS 3382 COMS 3383, THEA 1364 THEA 2336.