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Political Science (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (BA)

Major: POLS

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

Type Total
General Education                                                                                                34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Semester
General 101: A&S Orientation 1  

Foreign Language
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)

Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education;
6 hours must be at 300 level or above)
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)
Total   22

Department of Political Science

Type Semester

Political Science 2011, 2021, or 2991
(Students with credit for Political Science 299 may not receive credit for 201 or 202)

Political Science 3903 3  
Political Science 4952,3 3  
Political Science electives 21  
Total   30

Supporting Courses

Type Semester
Economics 2021 3  
Electives in Social Sciences other than Political Science,
with 9 hours at the 300-level or above
Total   18

Electives & Total Hours

Type Hours
Minimum Electives        17
Minimum Total 121

NOTE: No more than 6 hours of Political Science 450 and no more than 6 hours of Political Science 510 may count toward the major.

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

2 Fulfills WR requirement.

3 Sustitutions may be approved by the departmental advisor.

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