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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Political Science, B.S.


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Political Science Mission Statement


Political science is devoted to the study of the theory and practice of government and politics. The political science program complements a student’s liberal arts education with an emphasis on understanding the theoretical and practical aspects of political philosophy, public administration, law, international relations, and American government and policy. Vocational alternatives for political science majors include teaching, public management, law, and foreign service.

General Education Core (32-35 Credits)


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  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-22 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)


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BS Degree Requirements (12 Credits)


BS Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement (12 credits)

Political Science Curriculum Summary


Core Requirements (36 credits)


Political Science is a designated major. No grade below a “C-” will be accepted for credit toward the major. No more than 15 credits of lower division political science courses may be counted toward the credits requirement for the major. Up to 6 credits of POLS 4830 - Readings & Conference  may be used as track-specific electives with approval. 

Select One of the Following Tracks


American Politics Track (18 Credits)


Required Courses (6 Credits)

Pre-Law Track (18 Credits)


Choose 15 Credits from the following Electives


International Politics Track (18 Credits)


Other Electives


  • Free electives may be taken (to complete BA/BS requirements, recommended free electives from the Department, etc.) as required to reach 120 total credits.

Total Credits, B.A. or B.S. degree: 120


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