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Political Science Program of Study

This sequence is only a suggestion. Final decision rest with the student and the academic advisor(s) and will vary depending on the schedule, major/minor requirements, etc.

Students should plan to complete some courses during summer school if they wish to complete graduation requirements in a four-year period. Students are encouraged to consider taking a foreign language as part of their general education program. (See appropriate section of catalog.) Please see catalog for a complete listing of program requirements. 

Students select 9 hours of electives in the program from any of the following three areas: American Politics, Public Administration and Policy, International Relations/Comparative. 

Students should consult a political science advisor to select appropriate electives. 

2019-20 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

ENG 102 English Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

Math or Science by advisement (General Studies CAT 3 or CAT 7)

3

HIS 120 World History (General Studies CAT 10)

3

POS 100 American National Government or POS 110 Intro to World Politics

3

General Studies by advisement

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

Math or Science by advisement (General Studies CAT 3 or CAT 7)

3

POS 110 Introduction to World Politics OR POS 100 American National Government

3

General Studies by advisement

6

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

POS upper level major course(s) by advisement

3-6

Minor course(s)

3-6

General Studies by advisement

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

POS upper level major courses by advisement

6

Minor course

3

General Studies by advisement

6

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

POS major courses by advisement

6

Minor course(s)

3-6

Elective

3

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

POS major courses by advisement

6-9

Minor course(s)

3-6

Elective

3

 

SENIOR

POS 490 Junior/Senior Research Seminar or POS 499 Senior Honors Colloquium

3

Continue coursework to fulfill remaining major, minor, and graduation requirements.