Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32


  • Foreign Language  (Cr: 6)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Electives   (Cr: 6)

Sophomore - Credits: 32-33


  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr. 3)
  • Science & Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Political Science Elective  (Cr: 6)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Political Science Elective  (Cr: 15)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Electives  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


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

Political Science Electives


Students must choose 7 courses from the following lists; at least 3 of the 7 must have a POL designation. 
Students may select a specific focus area in choosing their electives.

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.