2020-2021
Political Science

Political Science

The general aim of the department is to teach students a deeper understanding of government and politics both in the United States and overseas. Training in the department may serve as preparation for graduate school or law school, government jobs at both the federal and state levels, law school, opportunities in business and teaching, or just being an informed citizen.

Students who successfully complete the program will demonstrate:

  • In-depth knowledge of concepts and theories of government;
  • Broad knowledge ability to apply concepts and theories across subdisciplines;
  • Skill preparation for employment, graduate, law school.

For more information about the Political Science major leading to a teaching certification, please contact the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Program Type

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Contact

Associate Professor Guilherme Silva

Program Options

Core Courses

(6 hours required)

Required Course Selections

(6 hours required)

Elective Courses

(18 hours required)

  • Select eighteen additional hours in POS courses.  At least twelve hours must be 300-400 level courses.

Allied Courses

(3 hours required)

  • Select three additional hours in 300-400 level courses outside POS. Students often choose from Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or History.  Allied courses must be approved by the department chair.

Note:

Only six semester hours of credit in the minor will be given for courses taken off campus in the intern program.

Core Courses

(3 hours required)

Required Course Selections

(3 hours required; select one course)

Elective Courses

(12 hours required)

  • Select twelve additional hours in POS courses.

Note:

Only three semester hours of credit in the minor will be given for courses taken off campus in the intern program.

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