Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Political Science

Political Science with International Studies Option (B.A.)



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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Semester Hours for the Major in Political Science with International Studies Option: 40-48 semester hours

Core Introductory Requirements (13 hours)


All Political Science majors with the International Studies Option will complete the following hours:

Applied Political Science Experience (3 hours):


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

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 hours)


Students must show proficiency in a foreign language (of their choosing) at the intermediate level or completion of foreign language courses (2202G) at the intermediate level.

Interdisciplinary Electives (9 hours):


Students will complete 3 courses from the following list. At least two must be at the 3000-level or higher, and at least two must be from two different disciplines.

Other appropriate electives may be selected with approval of the Political Science academic advisor.

Political Science Capstone Course (3 hours):


All Political Science majors will complete the capstone course after completing at least 75 hours, PLS 1500, PLS 2033, and at least 6 hours of PLS coursework at the 3000-4000 level. PLS 4600 also satisfies the senior seminar requirement in the General Education program.

Footnotes:


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

* Three credit hours will count for this requirement. Additional credit hours may be substituted for Comparative/International Relation Electives, with departmental approval.

** Three credit hours will count for this requirement. Additional credit hours cannot be substituted for Comparative/International Relation Electives, but will count toward degree completion.

*** Three credit hours will count for this requirement. Additional credit hours cannot be substituted for Comparative/International Relation Electives, 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.

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