May 26, 2019  
2011 - 2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011 - 2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.


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Political Science Major


 

All requirements for political science majors are outlined below. In addition to the core of required courses, all students must complete course work in one of the two concentrations.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)


In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.

Concentration (21-30 credits)


See below.

B.A./B.S. Requirements (6-12 Credits)


See below.

Electives


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120


Concentrations


Concentration in Political Science (21 credits)


Students must complete one upper-level course (other than POSC 485 , POSC 488 , POSC 490 , or POSC 498 ) in each of the following areas: American Government (AG), Comparative Government (CG), International Relations (IR), and Political Theory (PT). In addition, students must complete either POSC 490 , Seminar, or POSC 491 - Scope and Methods in Political Science (PT) . The total hours earned in political science must be a minimum of 33.

Note(s):

Students also complete one upper-level course (other than POSC 485 , POSC 488 , POSC 490 , or POSC 498 ) in each of the following areas: Comparative Government (CG), International Relations (IR), and Political Theory (PT). In addition, students must complete both POSC 490   , Seminar (preferably on a Public Administration topic, which may then be counted toward the 15 hours in the concentration field), and POSC 491 - Scope and Methods in Political Science (PT) . The total hours earned in political science must be a minimum of 42.

B.A. Requirements (6-12 credits)


The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements  described in this catalog.

Graduation Requirements


To graduate with a major in Political Science, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken with a POSC prefix.

Teaching Licensure


Students wishing to teach government at the secondary level should declare a social science major (see Social Science, B.A.  and/or Social Science, B.S. ). To strengthen credentials as a government teacher, students should consider a double major in both social science and political science.

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