Political Science, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Political Science

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Including:
Democracies Around the World
Democracy as a Political Idea
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Including:
Introduction to American Politics
Natural Sciences 7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution5
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 16
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum9
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Political Science Core
PSCI 168Introduction to International Relations3
PSCI 381Introduction to Political Inquiry3
PSCI 489Senior Seminar3
Select one of the following:3
Ancient Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Democratic Political Thought
20th & 21st Century Political Thought
Feminist Political Thought
Political Science Requirements
Select 12 credit hours from four separate subfields: 12
American Government
The Courts and the Judicial Process
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Political Behavior
Campaigns and Elections
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Public Opinion and Political Problems
Public Policy Administration
Politics of the Federal Executive Branch
State and Local Government
Foundations of Public Policy
Public Administration
Comparative Politics
Politics of the Developed World
Politics of the Developing World
Latin American Politics
Politics & Culture of Asia
International Relations
Politics of Globalization
International Law and Organization
International Political Economy
American Foreign Policy
Political Science Electives
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
Politics of the Federal Executive Branch
The Courts and the Judicial Process
American Constitutional Law
Individual Liberties and Civil Rights
Topics in Comparative Politics 3
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of Globalization
Politics of the Developed World
Politics of the Developing World
Latin American Politics
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Race & Politics
Topics in American Politics 3
State and Local Government
Campaigns and Elections
Political Parties and Interest Groups
International Law and Organization
International Political Economy
American Foreign Policy
Ancient Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Democratic Political Thought
20th & 21st Century Political Thought
Topics in Political Thought 3
Feminist Political Thought
Topics in International Relations 3
Public Opinion and Political Problems
Foundations of Public Policy
Politics & Culture of Asia
Public Administration
Advanced Study in American Government: Special Topics
Advanced Study in Political Behavior: Special Topics
Advanced Study in Comparative Politics: Special Topics
Nations in Transition
Field Study 4
War in World Politics
Internship in Political Science
Policy Analysis
Directed Research
Readings in Political Science
Total Credit Hours36

Subject to approval by the Department Chair, up to 6 credit hours of relevant coursework in the student's second major or minor may count toward the 12 credit hours of Political Science electives.

1

For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements.

2

A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.

3

May be repeated once with different topic.

4

Repeatable up to 6 credit hours with different topic.