Mar 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Major (Bachelor of Science)

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Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126

Freshman - Credits: 32-33

  • Foreign Language  (Cr: 6)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • Electives   (Cr: 6)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr. 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Political Science Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Political Science Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Electives  (Cr: 6)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)
    (must be above the 100 level)
  • Political Science Elective  (Cr: 3)

Political Science Electives

Students choose three courses prefixed POL or from the following list; at least one of the three must have a POL designation:

  • Political Science Elective   (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the political science program, students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of content and application in the four core areas of political science: American government and politics, political theory, comparative government, and international relations.
  • Actively engage in political action and processes at any level on and off campus through field research, internships, service programs, and club activities.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the political science discipline.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the political science discipline.

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