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2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department of Political Science

Political Science (B.A.)



Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

The major in Political Science comprises:


Semester Hours required for the Political Science Major: 46 (or 58 with the Public Administration Option)

Field Requirements (18 hours):


Political Science majors will take at least one course from each of the three areas listed below. In addition, students will complete 9 additional hours from these courses.

Applied Political Science Experience (3 hours):


Political Science majors will complete at least three hours in one or more of the following experiences:

Political Science Capstone Course (3 hours):


All Political Science majors will complete a capstone course (PLS 4600), taken after students have completed at least 75 hours, including all Core Introductory Political Science requirements, and at least nine hours of Field Requirements.

Footnotes:


* Three credit hours will count for this requirement. Additional credit hours may be substituted for Field Requirements, with departmental approval.

** Three credit hours will count for this requirement. Additional credit hours cannot be substituted for Field Requirements, but will count towards degree completion.

*** Three credit hours will count for this requirement. Additional credit hours cannot be substituted for Field Requirements, but will be included in computing the major g.p.a.

# Students enrolled in Honors Independent Study must be enrolled in Political Science Departmental Honors.

Public Administration Concentration for Political Science Majors


In addition to meeting all requirements for the Political Science Major, students will take a total of 12 hours from two groups of courses.  All courses with a PLS prefix taken to meet Public Administration concentration requirements must be in addition to requirements for the major.

Total Semester Hours: 12

Group Two (3 Hours)


Students will take one of the following courses:

Footnotes:


(Major GPA based on all political science courses taken at EIU.)

*Students wishing a more specialized background to prepare for graduate studies in public administration or a public administration career should give special consideration to either of the following: (1) the Economics sequence of ECN 2801G, 2802G and 3851 or (2) GEG 3800 along with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) coursework offered by the Geology-Geography Department.