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. Demonstrate substantive understanding of governmental and political processes in a global context. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, IV, and VI.)
  2. Conduct political analysis using a range of qualitative and quantitative tools. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, V, and VI.)
  3. Reason analytically to evaluate causal claims in political science. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, V, VI, and VII.)
  4. Demonstrate a capacity, in both oral and written communication, to present arguments cogently and ground them in empirical evidence. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, 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 365US 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