Political Science Major (POS)

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.

DEGREE TYPE: BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)
PROGRAM CONTACT: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GUILHERME SILVA
Core Courses6 hours
Required Course Selections6 hours
Group 1
Group 2
Elective Courses18 hours
Allied Courses3 hours
Total27

Core Courses

Item #
Title
Credit Hour(s)
Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
6

Required Course Selections

Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
6

Group 1

Select one of the following:

Item #
Title
Credit Hour(s)
Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
3

Group 2

Select one of the following:

Item #
Title
Credit Hour(s)
Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
3

Elective Courses

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

Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
18

Allied Courses

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.

Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
3

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

Total credits:
27

Overview

Political Science Department Information

Type

B.A.

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