Jan 24, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Major, B.A.

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Major Requirements

This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits. As part of the overall 124 credit minimum, satisfying the requirements for the major in Political Science includes completing a minimum of 42 credits (11 courses) in the major.  

The following courses are required of all Political Science majors:

Remaining Courses

The remaining three courses may be taken from either of the two areas listed above, or qualified students may take some or all of them from the following:

  • POL 4700 - Directed Study Credits: Variable
  • POL4700: Directed Study: Moot Court may only be taken twice for credit toward a Political Science major (4 credits max).

  • POL 4850(W) - Public Service Internship Credits: 8 (Fall or Spring Session/8 credit) Internship Credits / Units: 8
  • This Public Service (Fall or Spring) Internship is an 8 credit/2 course equivalent, with four credits (1 course equivalent) counting toward Political Science and four credits (1 course equivalent) toward electives.

  • POL 4851 - Public Service Summer Internship Credits: 4 (Summer Session/4 credit) Internship
  • POL 4852 - Public Service Fall or Spring Internship Credits: 4 (Fall or Spring Session/4 credit) Internship

  • Students can complete up to 12 internship credits; one fall or spring (8 cr.) and a fall/spring or summer internship (4 cr).

Political Science Major Notes

  • Only two (2) Political Science courses may be double-counted between a Political Science major and a Pre-law minor.
  • Only two (2) Political Science course may be double-counted between a Political Science major and an International Studies major.

Major GPA

Political Science majors must achieve a final grade point average of 2.00 or better in the major.  The GPA for the Political Science major will be calculated by taking the average of courses designated POL.

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