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Political Science (B.A., B.S.)

The choice of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is available to political science majors. If a student has a second major, the degree choice may be determined by the other major.


Core Courses 32 hours
Political Science Major (B.A. or B.S., 36 hours)
POLSC 1000FYW United States Government and Politics 4 hours
POLSC 1100 Introduction to International Politics 4 hours
POLSC 2000 Introduction to Statistics and SPSS 2 hours
POLSC 3010 Research Methods I: Design/Qualitative Methods 2 hours
POLSC 3020 Research Methods II: Quantitative Methods/Project Implementation 2 hours
American Politics area (select from the following): 6 hours
International Politics area (select from the following): 6 hours
Political Science Electives:
Select 6 hours of lower (1000-level or 2000-level) or upper (3000-level or 4000-level) political science courses.
Note: When selecting electives, keep in mind that a minimum of 12 hours of upper level courses are required in the major.
6 hours
Senior Comprehensive 4 hours
POLSC 4990 Senior Seminar
In some cases, senior research may be completed instead through a project undertaken in conjunction with POLSC 2970 Internship.
4 hours


Required Minor 18 hours
Political Science majors must also complete one or more minors of at least 18 hours. Students pursuing a double major may substitute their second major for the minor requirement.