Political Science - 5-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Public Service Administration
Students admitted into this program will be enrolled in Bush School graduate courses with an undergraduate classification for the fall of their fourth year and will be re-classified as degree seeking master’s degree students upon completing 120 credit hours, typically in the following semester. These credit hours must include all specific course prerequisites for a baccalaureate degree in Political Science, as well as the courses required by the College of Liberal Arts and by Texas A&M University for an undergraduate degree. Students will be required to complete the same two-year, 48 hour curriculum as other students admitted to the Bush School’s MPSA program.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|POLS 200||Foundations of Political Science||3|
|POLS 206||American National Government||3|
|POLS 207||State and Local Government||3|
|POLS 209||Introduction to Political Science Research 1||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Introduction to Political Theory|
|Introduction to Comparative Politics|
|Introduction to World Politics|
|Politics and Policy in the United States|
|Political Science electives||15|
|College and University Requirements|
|ENGL 104||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Writing about Literature|
|Technical and Business Writing|
|Communication for Technical Professions|
|Argumentation and Debate|
|Literature in English||6|
|Language, philosophy and culture||3|
|Language, philosophy, and culture or creative arts||3|
|Life and physical sciences||9|
|Social and behavioral sciences 3||6|
|International and Cultural Diversity 4|
|Free electives 3||22|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Students must complete this course before taking more than six hours of 300- or 400-level courses in Political Science.
POLS 100-POLS 499 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
Course may be used to satisfy any other requirement.
No more than 36 credits in political science may be applied to the degree.
A grade of C or better is required for a course to be counted in the major field.
Other courses may qualify for the college and university requirements. Student should consult the approved list of courses in the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the College of Liberal Arts. No course can be counted in more than one category.
Students are reclassified as degree seeking master's students upon completing 120 credit hours, typically in the following semester.
See the MPSA program in the Graduate and Professional Catalog for MPSA requirements.