2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, BA or BS; Global Politics Concentration

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The optional global politics concentration of the Political Science major 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.

The Political Science major also offers an option with no concentration, Political Science, BA or BS , and a Political Science, BA or BS; Pre-Law Concentration 

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

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

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core    

Political Science majors in the Global Politics concentration 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
  • A 212-level language course can satisfy the World Languages Perspectives 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.)


Additional Degree Requirements

Additional Degree Requirements BA degree/3 credits

Additional Degree Requirements BS degree/3-4 credits

Major Requirements (56-59 credits)

Some courses that meet major requirements are also designated Civitae Core Curriculum courses; such courses taken to meet Civitae Core requirements will be considered to also satisfy the associated major requirements (up to two Foundations pillars and one Perspectives course).

Senior Seminar (1 credit)

One credit from one of the following three courses

General Electives (17-22 credits)

Total Credits Required

BA and BS in Political Science with a Concentration in Global Politics 120

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