Administered by Department of Political Science
Effective Spring 2007
In addition to the 53 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 30 semester hours is required for a major in political science; the balance of the university's 120-semester hour requirement for a bachelor's degree come from free elective courses.
The following four courses, totaling 12 credit hours, are required of all students in the major:
44.120 United States Government
44.360 Nations, States and Governments
44.210 Introduction to Political Theory
44.280 Introduction to International Relations
18 semester hours in Political Science, 12 semester hours of which must be chosen from upper division courses, i.e., at the 300 level or above.
A total of 30 semester hours is required for this option. In addition to the core courses above, 18 hours are taken from the following eight courses:
44.440 President and Congress
44.446 Constitutional Law I
44.447 Constitutional Law II
44.448 Judicial Process
44.452 State and Local Government
44.456 Public Policy
44.487 International Law and Organization
44.497 Internship in a legal or judicial setting (only 3 hours count toward the option)
A total of 27 credit hours (nine courses) is required. A student must take one course in each of the following areas: organization theory, policy, social psychology, communication, computer science, statistics, personnel, budgeting and planning.