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2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Political Science

Political Science

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and course work in the following:

  • International Relations area
  • Comparative Politics area
  • American Political Behavior area
  • American Institutions and Policies area
  • Public Administration area
  • Public Law area
  • Political Theory area
  • 6 hrs. of PLS electives.

Areas and Electives

Political Science courses in areas and electives include one course from each of the following areas (21 hours), as well as 6 hours of electives:

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 One (9 Hours)

Students will take three courses from Group One, excluding the course taken to meet the public administration requirement for the major. 

Group Two (3 Hours)

Students will take one of the following courses:


(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.

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