Bachelor of Arts Degree - Political Science

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses

Foreign Language Requirements

Electives

Student Learning Outcomes

Political Science graduates will:   

  1. Analyze, interpret, and use data and information in learning and in research - I, II, and V.
  2. Use technology as both a learning and as a professional application tool - I, II, V, and VII.
  3. Communicate ideas clearly through visual, verbal, and written forms using graphs, models, and the vocabulary specific to the Social Sciences - I, II, V, and VII.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to build upon and apply Social Science intellectual knowledge (and skills) in a variety of settings and environments - I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.
  5. Develop a critical awareness of the integral relationship of humankind through a global Social Science perspective - I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.
  6. Learn to interpret the social and spatial dimensions of disease, the economic relationships between health and wealth, and the political, cultural, ecological, and historical ramifications of the interactions of human and biological agents concerning health and wellness - I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.

Requirements

Political Science Major Courses

POLS 115American Government

3

POLS 325Research Methods

3

POLS 330History of Political Thought

3

POLS 350International Relations

3

 

POLS 491Political Science Seminar

1-6

Three Credits Required

 

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

Electives in Political Science (300-400)

15

Total Credit Hours:34

Options

Political Science International Relations Professional Option

ECON 106Global Economics

3

GEOG 161World Regional Geography

3

HIST 211World Civilizations to 1500

3

HIST 212World Civilizations Since 1500

3

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

POLS 115American Government

3

POLS 240Political Ideologies

3

POLS 325Research Methods

3

POLS 330History of Political Thought

3

POLS 350International Relations

3

POLS 360Comparative Government

3

 

POLS 491Political Science Seminar

1-6

Three Credits Required

Total Credit Hours:37

Political Science Pre-Law Professional Option

HIST 103United States to 1877

3

HIST 104United States since 1877

3

HIST 365/POLS 365United States Supreme Court and the Constitution

3

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

POLS 115American Government

3

POLS 201The Criminal Justice System

3

POLS 240Political Ideologies

3

POLS 330History of Political Thought

3

POLS 347The Judicial System

3

POLS 325Research Methods

3

 

POLS 491Political Science Seminar

1-6

Three Credits Required

 

Political Science Elective (300-400)

3

Total Credit Hours:37

Total Credit Hours: 71