Degree Requirements - B.A. in Political Science
|General Education Requirements||(47 credits)|
College Competencies (21 Credits)
Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)
University Requirements (8 credits)
|Major Requirements||(36 credits)|
Required Major Courses (15 credits)
POLS2231 Comparative Government
1Major Elective Courses (21 credits)
|Free Electives1||(22 credits)|
|Total Credits||(120 credits)|
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.
ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. For Political Science majors this course should be POLS2606: Ethics & Politics.
SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG course listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: This requirement consists of three credits in Political Science (POLS1101) and three credits of coursework in Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Psychology, or Sociology.
ART AND HUMANITIES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.