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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Political Science

Political Science (B.A.)



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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

The major in Political Science comprises:


Semester Hours required for the Political Science Major: 39

Field Requirements (18 hours):


18 hours of 3000-4000 level courses, including at least one from each of the three fields (18 hours total)

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, Research or Thesis must be enrolled in Political Science Departmental Honors.

Political Science with Civic and Nonprofit Leadership Option


Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Total Semester Hours for the Major in Political Science with Civic & Nonprofit Leadership Option: 46 semester hours

Required Courses (12 hours):


  • One 3000/4000 level course from the political theory/public law field (3)

Track Hours (12 hours from one track):


Footnote:

* Students are required to complete PLS 2703 for this track.

Footnote:

* Students are required to complete PLS 2253G or PLS 2293G for this track.

Capstone Requirement (3 hours):


Students are encouraged to take electives, minors, or a double-major in fields that complement their interests, including other social sciences, foreign languages, humanities, and business.


Footnote:


# Students enrolled in Honors Independent Study, Research or Thesis must be enrolled in Political Science Departmental Honors.

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