Administered by Department of Political Science
Effective Fall 2009
In addition to the 53 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 34 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.
44.120 United States Government
44.280 Introduction to International Relations
44.300 Political Science Research
44.360 Nations, States and Governments
44.405 Development of Political Thought
44.470 Political Science Capstone
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.