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Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
    
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Political Science, B.A.


Admission Requirements


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

 

Degree Requirements


A Major in Political Science for the B.A. degree requires 30 credit hours of political science courses.  

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)


For details, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement .  

Major Courses (13 credit hours)


Note:


*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)


Senior Courses**


Select at least one of the following:

Notes:


** 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


Grade Requirements


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all Political Science courses.

Honors Program


For details about the Honors Program in Political Science, visit the program page .