Dec 05, 2022  
2012-2013 General Catalog 

Political Science, B.A.

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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

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  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

Degree Requirements

BA Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

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 12 credits of lower division political science courses may be counted toward the credits requirement for the major.

Other Electives

  • Free Electives (B.A./B.S. requirement, plus recommended free electives. See Department for recommendation.) 

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

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