In order to receive a B.A. in Political Science, you are required to complete thirty credit hours in political science. The two introductory courses (PSC 1100 and PSC 1200), PSC 1900, and our senior seminar (PSC 6900) are required. The introductory courses must be taken as prerequisites before certain elective courses. PSC 1900 Research Seminar will also satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Core Research Course requirement.
Three Areas of Elective Courses
- American Government and Public Law (2000 and 3000 level)
- Comparative Politics and International Relations (4000 and 5000 level) (To receive the IR Certificate with your diploma at graduation, please remember to apply for it at least one month before graduation)
- Political Theory and Behavior (6000-6875 level).
Political Science majors must take one course from each area in order to meet our 1-1-1 distribution requirement. With the exception of internships, courses taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis cannot be used to satisfy requirements for the major.