Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, B.A.


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General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence. Students must have a GPA of at least 2.0 to graduate.

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)


Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)


See General Education Requirements for more details.

Second Language Proficiency (0-9 hours)


Completion of 2000-level second language course or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. See General Education Requirements for more details.

Major (36 hours)


Political Science Foundation Courses (6 hours)


Electives (12 hours)


  • Four upper-level political science (POLS) courses.

Field Experience Requirement


Coursework taken to satisfy this requirement may also be used to satisfy a subfield or elective requirement for the major. Students must complete one of the following:

 

  • Any POLS course with a service learning component 
  • Any travel course or study abroad program 
  • A paid or volunteer position of at least 15 weeks with a government agency, elected official, campaign, interest group, or other politically-oriented organization. (Students taking this option will not receive course credit, but will have the requirement waived.) In order to use this option to satisfy the requirement, students must provide evidence of the position and submit a paper describing the work that they did to the internship coordinator for approval. 
  • Students in the online-only program who cannot complete one of the above will be given the option to take a second course in the Normative and Empirical Analysis subfield, instead. 

Minor


(none required)

Unrestricted General Electives


Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.

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