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2023-2024 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 United States Government and Politics or POLSC 1010FYW United States Government and Politics 4 hours
POLSC 1100 Introduction to International Politics 4 hours
POLSC 2000 Introduction to Political Science Statistics 4 hours
POLSC 2300 Introduction to Political Science 2 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  
Political Science majors must also complete one or more minors. 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.