Political Science B.A.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F): 18 hours
POLS 1150: Politics and Society is a prerequisite for 3000-4000 level American Government or Public Administration courses. This prerequisite can also be met by receiving AP credit for POLS 1150 or by passing the GA and US Constitution tests.
POLS 2101: Required of all Political Science majors.
if not used to satisfy Area D
Foreign Language (0-9 hrs.)
Proficiency at the 2002 level
(0-9 hrs) from the following:
(if not used to satisfy Area E)
Choose one of the following courses based on your chosen track:
Public Service/Administration or American Government Tracks
International Studies Track
Upper Division Major Requirements: 27 hours
(C or higher required)
American Government (Choose one)
International Relations/Comparative Politics (Choose one)
Political Theory (Choose one)
Select one track for 12 hours
Majors in Political Science are required to choose 12 hours in a specialized track or "area of emphasis". Drawing upon 3000-4999 level courses (not taken in other areas of the major), majors are able to gain more in-depth training in an area that will equip them for their future career and/or advanced education in graduate or law school. These specialized tracks fall into five general areas:
Public Service and AAdministration Track (pre-MPA)
International Politics Track
American Government Track
General Political Science Track (self-designed)
Public Service and Administration / Pre-MPA Track (12 hrs.)
Pre-Law Track (12 Hrs)
International Politics Track (12 Hrs)
American Government Track (12 Hrs)
General Political Science Track (Self-Designed; 12 semester hours)
12 hours of any POLS 3000-4000 courses.
Senior Capstone (3 Hrs)
- Minimum 120 semester hours are required. Wellness and First Year seminar or Orientation classes do not count toward the minimum 120 semester hours.
- A minimum of 39 semester hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
- A grade of C or better must be earned in each course that counts toward major requirements and in the senior capstone.
- The first-year academic seminar must be completed with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GC are exempt from this requirement.