BA/BS Major in Political Science

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Political Science

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Political Science 4
PS 241United States Government and Politics 23
PS 244Public Policy and Administration3
PS 301WPolitical Science Scope and Methods 33
PS 302Comparative Government and Politics3
PS 303World Politics3
PS 304Political Theory3
Select 18 hours of Political Science Electives18
A minor or a second major is required for this major18
General Electives
General Elective hours to bring total to 120
A maximum of three hours of internship credit and three hours of independent study credit may be included
Total Hours120

6 hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level


These courses are required in the major if not completed as part of the General Education component.


Fulfills the computer literacy requirement.


A minimum of 18 hours of the major coursework must be at the 300-400 level