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

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
First Year Experience4
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement6
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Principles of Economics (Macro)
Principles of Economics (Micro)
World Geography
Human Geography
Introduction to Sociology
Humanities requirement6
The American Experience
History of the United States I
History of the United States II
Arts requirement3
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Ethics requirement3
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.0-15
Major Core Requirements
With the exception of the Capstone Seminar, the core courses (18 credits) should be taken during the first and second year.
PSC 100United States Government and Politics3
PSC 200Political Analysis3
PSC 213International Relations3
PSC 230Introduction to Political Thought3
PSC 240Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 202Elements of Public Administration3
Institutions of American Government
Select two courses:6
U.S. Political Parties
U.S. Political Thought
Constitutional Law I: Government Institutions: Power and Constraints
Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Congressional Politics
Presidential Politics
State and Local Government
Behavioral Area
Select two courses:6
Women and Politics
Public Opinion, Media and Politics
Racial/Ethnic Politics
Campaigns and Elections
Courts, Law and Policy
Contemporary Political Thought
Latinx Politics
Public Policy
Select two courses:6
Urban Politics
U.S. Foreign Policy
Energy and the Political Process
Environmental Politics and Policy
US Public Policy
Advanced Political Analysis
Applied Public Policy Analysis
Pennsylvania Government & Politics
Select an internship or additional 300-level course from above.3-15
Internship In Political Science
Capstone Requirement
PSC 401Senior Project in Political Science 13
or PSC 357 Advanced Political Analysis
Total Minimum Credits Required120