B.A. in Political Science - Government and Politics Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral and Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Language & Culture Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language proficiency through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation.3-15
Major Core Requirements
Other than the Capstone Seminar, the core courses should be taken during the first and second year
PSC 100U.S. Government and Politics3
PSC 200Political Analysis3
PSC 202Elements of Public Administration3
PSC 213International Relations3
PSC 230Introduction to Political Thought3
PSC 240Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 401Senior Project in Political Science3
Other Major Requirements
GEO 101World Geography3
or GEO 103 Human Geography
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology3
Select two courses in the institutional area:6
Constitutional Law I: Government Institutions: Power and Constraints
Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Congressional Politics
Presidential Politics
Select two courses in the behavioral area:6
Women and Politics
Public Opinion, Media and Politics
Racial/Ethnic Politics
Campaigns and Elections
Courts, Law and Policy
Select two additional PSC courses at the 300 level, including any not taken above. Three credits of internship (PSC 412) can be used in this area6
Select one of the following:3
The American Experience
History of the United States I
History of the United States II
Select one ECO course chosen under advisement3
Select 6 semester hours of electives6
Total Minimum Credits Required120

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