Bachelor of Science, 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 Theory3
Select one of the following:
Ideologies and Democracy
Survey of Political Theory
American Political Thought
International Relations/Comparative Politics3
Select one of the following:
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 Politics3
Select one of the following:
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 Science15
Degree Specific Requirements
Natural (lab) sciences from BIOL, CHEM,GEOG, GEOL, or PHYS beyond the 8 hour core requirement. 8
Select one of the following Math/Philosophy courses beyond the core:3
Plane Trigonometry
College Mathematics
Elementary Statistics
Pre Calculus Algebra
Intro To Foundations Of Math I
Mth For Mngl Decision Making
Critical Thinking
Statistical Methds In Practice
Additional Math or Lab Science3-4
Major Foundation 3
Select one of the following:
Public Speaking
Comm. for Bus. & Professions
Persuasion
Small Group Communication
Beginning Acting
Voice I for the Actor (Select one of the following:)
Select one of the following:
BUAD 1305Electronic Communications Tech3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
Total Hours56-57

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum of 12 hours of Political Science must be taken in residence
  • No grade below C in a Political Science course will count toward the major.
  • Students must have 42 hours of advanced classes. At least 15 hours of POLS must be advanced.
Bachelor of Science, 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
Natural Sciences8
Math or Natural Science3-4
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking (Or MATH)3
Major Foundation
Communication/Theatre3
Computer Science3
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 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 electives15
Any Approved Minor18
Electives9
Total Hours120
1

May not satisfy both the theory and comparative/international relations requirement at the same time.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II 3Component Area III 4
Component Area III 4Component Area V 3
Component Area VII 3Component Area VII 3
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
HIST 130123HIST 130223
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3Component Area IX 3
Component Area VIII 3Component Area IX 1
POLS (American Politics)3Math or Natural Science4
Natural Science4 Natural Sciences4
Math or PHIL 23033POLS 3377, 3378, or 33733
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective3Major Foundation: Computer Sci3
Major Foundation: COMS or THEA3Minor3
Minor3Minor3
POLS (International Relations/ Comparative Politics)43POLS Elective3
POLS 33793POLS 33743
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective3ADV Elective3
Minor3Minor3
Minor3POLS Elective3
POLS Elective3POLS Elective3
POLS Elective3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

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

2

 Satisfies rCore Curriculum equirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

3

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

4

 International Relations/Comparative Polities 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.