Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

Political Science B.A.

Degree Requirements

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.  MATH 2600 may be taken in Area D or Area F.  POLS 1150 is a prerequisite for major coursework and should be taken in Area E or Area F.

Total Credit Hours:42

Area F Requirements

Required Courses

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses. MATH 2600 may be taken in Area D or Area F. POLS 1150 is a prerequisite for major coursework and should be taken in Area E or Area F.

MATH 2600Probability and Statistics

3

POLS 1150Politics & Society

3

POLS 2101Intro to Political Science

3

Total Credit Hours:3-9

Political Science Course

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

POLS 2201State & Local Government

3

POLS 2350Intro to the Law

3

POLS 2401Intro to Intl Relations

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Foreign Language

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002).

FREN 1002Intro French Lang & Culture II

3

FREN 2001Interm Fren Lang & Culture I

3

FREN 2002Interm Fren Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 1002Intro German Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 2001Inter German Lang & Culture I

3

GRMN 2002Inter German Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 1002Intro Ital Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 2001Interm Ital Lang & Culture I

3

ITAL 2002Interm Ital Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 1002Intro Span Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 2001Interm Span Lang & Culture I

3

SPAN 2002Interm Span Lang & Culture II

3

Total Credit Hours:3-9

Additional Coursework

Satisfactorily complete the following courses, as needed, to total 18 hours in Area F.

ANTH 1102Introduction to Anthropology

3

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 1101Intro to Human Geography

3

GEOG 1102World Regional Geography

3

HIST 1131World Civilization & Soc I

3

HIST 1132World Civilization & Soc II

3

HIST 2111The United States to 1877

3

HIST 2112The United States Since 1877

3

PHIL 2010Survey of Philosophy

3

PSYC 1101Intro to General Psychology

3

PSYC 2101Intro to the Psy of Adjustment

3

SOCI 1121Sociological Perspectives

3

Total Credit Hours:0-9

 

Major Requirements

American Government Course

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

POLS 3235Political Parties & Elections

3

POLS 3241Urban Government & Administrat

3

POLS 3315The American Judicial System

3

POLS 3338Principles of Public Admin

3

POLS 4211Legislative Pol & Behavior

3

POLS 4221The Presidency

3

POLS 4231Public Opinion

3

POLS 4241Southern Politics

3

POLS 4306Constitutional Law I

3

POLS 4307Constitutional Law II

3

POLS 4401Public Policy Making

3

POLS 4415Environmental Policy

3

POLS 4650Contemp Amer Foreign Policy

3

Total Credit Hours:3

International Relations or Comparative Politics Course

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

POLS 3501Comparative Government

3

POLS 3601International Conflict & War

3

POLS 4504Topics in Comparative Politics

3

POLS 4531Politics of the Middle East

3

POLS 4554Politics of Asia

3

POLS 4603Internatl Organization & Coop

3

POLS 4611Contemporary Int'l Problems

3

POLS 4621Comparative Foreign Policy

3

POLS 4710International Law

3

POLS 4715International Relations Theory

3

GEOG 4205Political Geography

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Political Theory

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

POLS 4110Political Theory I

3

POLS 4111Political Theory II

3

POLS 4120American Political Thought I

3

POLS 4121American Political Thought II

3

POLS 4950Special Topics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Research Design

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

POLS 3000Research Design

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Systematic Analysis

Satisfactorily complete the following course: 

POLS 4000Systematic Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Upper-Level Major Electives

Satisfactorily complete 12 additional hours of upper-level (3000-4000) POLS courses. Students may choose to select sets of courses to create an emphasis in public service and administration, pre-law, international politics, or American government. Students can count up to 9 credit hours from POLS 4940 and POLS 4960 to their major requirements.  Any credits beyond 9 hours will be counted as electives.

Total Credit Hours:12

Senior Capstone

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

POLS 4920Senior Seminar

3

POLS 4999Student Research

0 - 6

Total Credit Hours:3

 

Electives

Total Credit Hours:30

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

Earn a grade of C or higher in all POLS major courses.

Satisfactorily complete senior exit requirement.