May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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: 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 the capstone course after completing at least 75 hours, PLS 2033 and at least 9 hours in PLS coursework at the 3000-4000 level.

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.