Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
2007 Catalog
Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Political Science (BA)

The following course sequence sheet is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan.

Cr. First Semester Cr. Second Semester
344.120 U. S Government (Required)344.280 International Relations (Required)
348.108 Contemporary Political Ideologies(Elective)3General Education Group A (Humanities)
 or 48.181 Contemporary Issues in World Politics (Elective)3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
320.101 Composition 13General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)
 or General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math) or 20.101 Composition 1
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3Free Elective
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)  
109.100 Optional University Seminar  
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Third SemesterCr.Fourth Semester
344.300 Political Science Research (Required)344.326 Parties, Groups & Public Opinion (Elective)
32nd-level Writing Course3General Education Communications
 or General Education Communications or 2nd-level Writing Course
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3General Education Group A (Humanities)
3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)
3General Ed. Values, Ethics, Decision-Making3General Education Quantitative/Analytical
1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills  
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Fifth SemesterCr.Sixth Semester
344.222 Women & Politics (Elective)344.360 Nations, State & Governments
3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)344.405 Development of Political Thought (Req)
3Free Elective1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
  3Free Elective
15Total Semester Credits16Total Semester Credits
Cr.Seventh SemesterCr.Eighth Semester
344.452 State & Local Government (Elective)344.492 Seminar in Government & Politics (Elective)
3Free Elective344.470 Capstone (Required of Seniors)
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective  
15Total Semester Credits12Total Semester Credits


The sequence of General Education courses is an example only; they may be taken in any order.

The Political Science Electives shown are an example only; 12 credits must be 300-400 level; consult advisor.

If 44.222 is taken as a Political Science Elective, this course will also count towards the Diversity Requirement.

Two of the courses selected for the Major, General Education OR Free Elective must also qualify as

Diversity courses. See list of Diversity Courses and consult advisor.