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Degree Requirements | Political Science, B.A.

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Degree Requirements

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  FORL 1001  3
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FORL 1002  3
Mathematics    Literature  3
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126 or higher 3  Social Sciences2  6 
Science    Arts  
BIOS3 3  Arts Elective4 3
BIOS or Physical Science3 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Literature 3  Foreign Language 2001/1002 (3 or 6)
Social Science 2000+ 6  General Electives in Social Science and/or Humanities at 3000+6  12
Electives 21    
    Total 45 or 48
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
POLI 2151  3  POLI 2900  3
POLI 2600 or POLI 2700  3  POLI 4999  1
    Total 10
Political Science (No Concentration)
Course Name/# Credit Hours Course Name/#  Credit Hours 
POLI 3000+ 187  Political Science Elective, any level  6
     Total  24
Pre-Law Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours Course Name/ # Credit Hours
POLI 2200 3 POLI 4170, 4410, 4420, 4440, 4630, 4640, 4650, 4670, 4780,
4820, 4840, 4860, 4870 or 4885. (choose 3)
9
Political Science Elective, 3000+ 97  Political Science Elective, any level  3
ENGL 2151, 2152, 2155, or 4158 3    
    Total 27
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120

 

  1. "C" or better required.
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science; 3 hours in another science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS but either the 3 hour science or the 6-hour science sequence must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages.
  6. Students must complete elective hours at the 3000 level or above in a social science (other than political science) and/or the humanities.
  7. At least one 3000+ political science course must be in US politics and at least one 3000+ political science course must be in Comparative Politics or International Relations.