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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

Methods course

To be taken after completion of at least 2 of these 3 introductory courses: POLSC 325, 333, and 344:

Advanced courses

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

  • Political thought Credits: (3)
  • American government and politics Credits: (3)
  • International relations Credits: (3)
  • Comparative government and politics Credits: (3)


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