2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, BA or BS


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The major in political science requires completion of HIST 222 , POSC 100  and POSC 216 , at least one credit of an internship or directed research, and 34 credits in additional work in political science. Qualified majors may avail themselves of Congressional District Office Internships around the state, internships with the Washington Center and Institute for Experiential Learning in Washington, D.C., law offices, businesses, and a wide variety of state and local government offices.

The optional pre-law concentration  requires completion of HIST 222 , POSC 100  and POSC 216 , at least one credit of an internship or directed research, and 40 credits in additional courses, including 31 credits in political science, 3 in psychology, 3 in philosophy, and 3 in economics or accounting.

The optional global politics concentration  requires 24 credits of core political science courses, 15 credits of courses focusing on regional area studies, and 9 credits of courses focusing on transitional communities and related issues.

Political science majors may earn either the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.

Courses with LDST prefix, except LDST 420, can count towards elective hours in the Political Science major.

No grade below “C-” will be accepted for courses applied to the major.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)


Civitae Core   

Political Science majors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • POSC 200  can satisfy the Global Citizenship Pillar requirement, for students who place into a 211-level language course or above
  • POSC 100  can satisfy the Human Behavior and Social Institutions Pillar requirement
  • MATH 171  can satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pillar requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)

Transfer students go to Transfer Student General Education   for requirements.

Additional Degree Requirements


  • Additional Degree Requirements BA degree 3 credits
  • Additional Degree Requirements BS degree 3-4 credits

Choose three credits from the following courses:


One credit from one of the following three courses


Political Science Electives (9 credits)


General Electives


  • General Electives BA Degree (21-28 credits)
  • General Electives BS Degree (20-28 credits)

Total Credits Required


  • BA, BS in Political Science 120

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