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2021-2022 Course Catalog

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 36 hours
Political Science Major (B.A. or B.S., 40 hours)
POLSC 1010 Intro U.S.Govt/Politics: Civic Engagemt or POLSC 1010FYW Intro To U.S. Govt/Politics 4 hours
POLSC 1100 Introduction to International Politics 4 hours
POLSC 2000 Introduction to Political Science Statistics 2 hours
POLSC 2300 Introduction To Political Science 4 hours
POLSC 3010 Research Methods: Qualitative Research 2 hours
POLSC 3020 Research Methods: Quantitative Research 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 political science courses. 4 hours must be at the 3000- or 4000-level.
Note: When selecting electives, keep in mind that a minimum of 12 hours of upper level courses are required in the major.
6 hours
Capstone 4 hours
POLSC 4990A Senior Seminar and POLSC 4990B 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.  

** Minimum 12 hours of 3000-4000 level work must be completed in major. Make sure to work with advisor to check that all upper-level hours are completed in plan.