Political Science (B.A.) (2003)

Administered by Department of Political Science

Effective Fall, 2003

In addition to the 53 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 30 semester hours is required for a major in political science; the balance of the university's 120-semester hour requirement for a bachelor's degree come from free elective courses.

Core courses

The following four courses, totaling 12 credit hours, are required of all students in the major:

44.120 United States Government

44.360 Nations, States and Governments

44.210 Introduction to Political Theory

44.280 Introduction to International Relations

Elective courses

18 semester hours in Political Science, 12 semester hours of which must be chosen from upper division courses, i.e., at the 300 level or above.

Law option

A total of 30 semester hours is required for this option. In addition to the core courses above, 18 hours are taken from the following eight courses:

44.440 President and Congress

44.446 Constitutional Law I

44.447 Constitutional Law II

44.448 Judicial Process

44.452 State and Local Government

44.456 Public Policy

44.487 International Law and Organization

44.497 Internship in a legal or judicial setting (only 3 hours count toward the option)

Career concentration in public administration

A total of 27 credit hours (nine courses) is required. A student must take one course in each of the following areas: organization theory, policy, social psychology, communication, computer science, statistics, personnel, budgeting and planning.