May 30, 2023
Freshmen and Transfers
- Minimum GPA: 2.0
- Declaration of Major: Change of Major form accepted year-round; students declaring the major should meet with the assigned academic advisor before registering for the next semester
- Transferable Credit Hours: 24
A Major in Political Science for the B.A. degree requires 30 credit hours of political science courses.
Major Courses (13 credit hours)
*Students who receive an evaluation of Qualified (3) or above on the Advanced Placement examination in American Politics will receive credit for POLS 1110 . Students who receive an evaluation of Qualified (3) or above on the Advanced Placement examination in Comparative Politics will receive credit for POLS 1130 .
Restricted Elective Courses (17 credit hours)
Political and Legal Philosophy Courses
Select at least one course from the following:
Select at least one of the following:
** POLS 2220 and one of the Senior courses listed above fulfill the writing intensive courses (W) required for graduation.
*** No more than nine credit hours from POLS 3400 , POLS 3800 , POLS 4110 , and POLS 4163 may be used to fulfill major requirements.
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all Political Science courses.
For details about the Honors Program in Political Science, visit the program page .