Bachelor of Science, Major in Political Science

Bachelor of Science, Major in Political Science
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
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
Natural Sciences8
Math or Natural Science3-4
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking (Or MATH)3
Major Foundation
Computer Science3
Major Core 2
POLS 3374
POLS 3379
Quantitative Methd for Pol Sci
and Research & Writing in Pol Sci
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 Political Econ
Latin American Politics
International Human Rights
Conflict Studies
Political Violence & Terrorism
American Politics
Select one of the following:3
Local Political Systems
State Political Systems
Judicial Systems
Pol Ethnic Minorities & Gender
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
Political Science electives15
Any Approved Minor18
Total Hours120
First Year
Component Area II13Component Area III4
Component Area III4Component Area V3
Component Area VII3Component Area VII3
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
 16 16
Second Year
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
Component Area VIII3Component Area IX 1
POLS (American Politics)43Math or Natural Science4
Natural Science4 Natural Sciences4
Math or PHIL 23033POLS 3377, 3378, or 33733
 16 15
Third Year
Elective3Major Foundation: Computer Sci3
Major Foundation: COMS or THEA3Minor3
POLS (International Relations/ Comparative Politics)53POLS Elective3
POLS 33793POLS 33743
 15 15
Fourth Year
Elective3ADV Elective3
Minor3POLS Elective3
POLS Elective3POLS Elective3
POLS Elective3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120


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.