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Political Science

Past Program Requirements

Students Under Catalogs from 2009-2010 to 2012-2013

The following courses must be taken to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science:

Core Requirements (44 hours)
Second Language Proficiency

Students majoring in political science are required to complete 33 hours in the major, including the following:

    Required Courses (6 hours)

  • POLS 1310 American National Government
  • POLS 2301 Introduction to Political Science

Subfield Requirements – Students are required to take at least one upper level course in each of the following five subfields:

    American Political Institutions and Processes (3 hours)

  • POLS 3300 American Political Parties
  • POLS 3303 American State and Local Government
  • POLS 3305 Elections and Public Opinion
  • POLS 3320 The American Presidency
  • POLS 3325 Legislative Processes and Behavior
    Comparative Politics (3 hours)

  • POLS 3360 Comparative Government: Western
  • POLS 3370 Comparative Politics: Developing Areas
    Constitutional Law (3 hours)

  • POLS 4350 Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers
  • POLS 4351 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
    International Relations (3 hours)

  • POLS 4320 American Foreign Policy
  • POLS 4340 International Relations
    Normative and Empirical Analysis (3 hours)

  • POLS 3302 Methods of Political Inquiry
  • POLS 3390 American Political Thought
  • POLS 4380 Classical Political Theory
  • POLS 4390 Modern Political Theory

Political Science Upper-Level Electives (12 hours)
Completion of a Minor
University electives to complete the total of 124 semester hours.

Students Under Catalogs from 2000-2001 to 2008-2009

The following courses must be taken to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science:

Core Requirements (44 hours)
Second Language Proficiency

    Required Courses (6 hours)

  • POLS 1310 American National Government
  • POLS 2301 Introduction to Political Science
    American Political Institutions and Processes (3 hours)

  • POLS 3300 American Political Parties
  • POLS 3305 Elections and Public Opinion
  • POLS 3310 Policy Process
  • POLS 3320 The American Presidency
  • POLS 3325 Legislative Process and Behavior
  • POLS 4310 Seminar in American National Government
  • POLS 4320 American Foreign Policy
  • POLS 4301 Judicial System and Process
    Normative Political Theory (3 hours)

  • POLS 3390 American Political Thought
  • POLS 4380 Classical Political Theory
  • POLS 4390 Modern Political Theory
    Constitutional Law (3 hours)

  • POLS 4350 Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers
  • POLS 4351 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
    International Relations/Comparative Politics (3 hours)

  • POLS 3360 Comparative Government: Western
  • POLS 3370 Comparative Politics: Developing Areas
  • POLS 4340 International Relations

Political Science Electives (12 hours)

Updated 8.12.2013