Political Science, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Political Science

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Democracies Around the World
Democracy as a Political Idea
Select one course numbered 1883
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
If ENG 101 is not taken as a prerequisite for ENG 102 then additional hours may be required to meet the 27 credit hour minimum in the Distribution Area of General Studies.
Social Sciences6
Introduction to American Politics
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution2
Select one course numbered 3883
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
Political Science Requirements
Select at least 3 credit hours from five separate subfields: 15
Political Thought
Theoretical Foundations of American Politics and Law
Ancient Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Democratic Political Thought
20th & 21st Century Political Thought
Topics in Political Thought 3
Feminist Political Thought
American Government
Introduction to Public Administration
The Courts and the Judicial Process
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Topics in American Politics 3
State and Local Government
Advanced Study in American Government: Special Topics
Mass Political Behavior
Comparative Political Behavior
Campaigns and Elections
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Religion & Politics
Public Opinion and Political Problems
Advanced Study in Political Behavior: Special Topics
Public Law
The Courts and the Judicial Process
American Constitutional Law
Individual Liberties and Civil Rights
International Law and Organization
Public Policy Administration
Introduction to Public Administration
Environmental Politics & Policy
The Politics and Policy of Health Care
Politics of the Drug War
Race & Politics
Public Budgeting
Public Personnel Administration
American Foreign Policy
Foundations of Public Policy
Public Administration
Policy Analysis
Comparative Politics
Topics in Comparative Politics 3
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of the Developed World
Politics of the Developing World
Latin American Politics
Comparative Political Behavior
Military Politics and Civil-Military Relations
Dynamics of Humanitarian Crises and Global Society
Politics & Culture of Asia
Advanced Study in Comparative Politics: Special Topics
Nations in Transition
International Relations
The Institutions and Processes of the United Nations
Politics and Law of International Human Rights
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of Globalization
Dynamics of Humanitarian Crises and Global Society
Human Security and Global Peacekeeping
International Law and Organization
International Political Economy
American Foreign Policy
Topics in International Relations 3
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
War in World Politics
Political Science Electives
Take 12 hours of any PSCI course 200-499 (except 388)12
It is strongly recommended that at least one elective course be in experiential learning: PSCI 456 Field Study (6 hours max), PSCI 475 Internship in Political Science (9 hours max) AND/OR PSCI 490 Directed Research
Total Credit Hours36