Political Science - BA
The Department of Political Science offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. The B.A. degree program offers a strong liberal arts curriculum aimed at enhancing students’ understanding of politics along with essential training in social science research methods, developing habits of critical thinking, and enhancing students' written, verbal, and visual communications skills.
|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.