Apr 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science B.A./B.S.

A major consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in political science, distributed as follows:

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Introductory courses

Methods course

To be taken after completion of at least 2 of these 3 introductory courses: POLSC 115, 135, and 333:

Advanced courses (12 credit hours)

To be taken after POLSC 400. Intersession courses cannot be used to fulfill these requirements. Four courses, at the 500 level or above, in two of the following areas:

  • Political thought
  • American government and politics
  • International relations
  • Comparative government and politics


Twelve credit hours, including any political science course except for POLSC 350 Current Issues. Only 3 credit hours of the major are allowed to be readings or problems. Only six credit hours of the major are allowed to be internship credits.

Information for dual majors and nonmajors

The political science program is often advantageously combined with another major. Those seeking dual majors should coordinate their program in consultation with advisors in each area.

Total credit hours required for graduation: (120)