Dec 10, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Political Science with Education Licensure, 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

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.”

Second Language Proficiency (0-9 hours)

Completion of 2000-level second language course or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.

Major (36 hours)

Political Science Foundation Courses (6 hours)

Electives (12 hours)

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

Field Experience

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

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.


(12-29 hours-Typical minor requires 18 hours)

Students who want to complete the Political Science major with secondary teacher licensure must complete both the Secondary Education and Social Studies minors. (See “Secondary Teacher Licensure ” for details.)

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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