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Political Science with Concentration in Law and Public Policy (BS)

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 Science in Political Science with Concentration in Law and Public Policy (BS)

Major: POLS

Concentration: LPP

Degree: BS

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.


General Education                                                                                       34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see 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


General 101: A&S Orientation 1  
Foreign Language
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language;
hours will vary depending on the language taken)
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300 level or above, in addition to courses counted toward General Education 6  

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other degree requirements)

Total   13-15

Department of Political Science


Political Science 2011, 2021, or 2991(Students with credit for Political Science 299 may not receive credit for 201 or 202) 3  
Political Science 390 3  
Political Science 3254 or 3264 3  
Political Science 4952,3 3  
Law and Jurisprudence Area:
Political Science 312, 313, 314, 315, 320, 3322,337
or Paralegal Studies 325, 326  (select 3)
Public Policy Area:
Political Science 3254, 3264, 333, 336, 338, 405,
426, 505 (select 2)
Electives in Political Science 12-15  
Total   42

Supporting Courses


Economics 2011 and 2021 6  
Economics electives at 300 level or above 6  
Mathematics 1071 or 1801 3  

Philosophy 2111 or 311

Total   18

Electives & Total Hours


Minimum Electives                    11-13
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.

1 Fulfills general education requirement.

2 Fulfills WR requirement.

3 Substitutions may be approved by the departmental advisor.

4 May not be double counted for public policy area requirement if used for core requirement.

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