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Political Science Education Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

Students should plan to complete some courses during the summer semester if they wish to complete graduation requirements in a four-year period. 

Students seeking endorsements in education need to work closely with their advisors regarding the required coursework in the subject endorsements and in professional education. Please see catalog for a complete listing of program requirements. 

Students are encouraged to consider taking a foreign language as part of their general education program. (See appropriate section of catalog.) No course with a grade below “C” will be accepted as part of the minimum requirements for the political science endorsement. 

2022-23 Academic Year

Freshman - 1st semester
ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1) (3)
HIS 120 World History (General Studies CAT 10) (3)
Math or Science by advisement (General Studies CAT 3 or CAT 7) (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)
EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education (3)
Math or Science by advisement (General Studies CAT 3 or CAT 7) (3)
POS 110 Intro to World Politics or POS 100 American National Government (3)
General Studies by advisement (6)

Sophomore - 1st semester
EDU course(s) by advisement (3)
POS upper level course(s) by advisement (3-6)
Second endorsement course (3)
General Studies by advisement (3)

Sophomore - 2nd semester
EDU courses by advisement (6)
POS upper level course by advisement (3)
Second endorsement course (3)
General Studies by advisement (3-6)

Junior - 1st semester
POS/SSC course by advisement (6)
General Studies by advisement (3)
Second endorsement course(s) (6)

Junior - 2nd semester      
EDU course(s) by advisement (3-6)
POS/SSC courses by advisement (3)
Second endorsement course(s) (3-6)

Senior
EDU 409 Social Science Content Area Methods and Assessment (3)
EDU 414 Content Area Clinical Experience (1)
POS 490 Junior/Senior Research Seminar or POS 499 Senior Honors Colloquium (3)

Continue coursework to fulfill remaining endorsement, second endorsement, education, and graduation requirements. 

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education.