Political Science Department


Political Science Program

The main objectives are (1) to provide a basic general knowledge of American, as well as Foreign Government and: (2) to enable students to think critically and analytically about contemporary political questions. Students must complete the outlined program of study and meet the requirements of the Department of Political Science/ Public Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Area of Emphasis: A minimum of 36 semester hours in Political Science core courses is required. Students should see Department Advisor for specifics for each emphasis area.

FRESHMAN YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 104 Principles of Biology 4
FYE 101/102 or HON 110H Freshman Seminar 2
ENG 101 Freshman Composition 3
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 3
HED 100 or MS 101 or 102 First Aid 1
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 102 -History of Western Civilization 3
MATH 131 College Algebra 3
MATH 132 Trigonometry 3
*PE Activity 1
PS 201 American National Government 3
Total 33
*AS 101, 102, MS 101 or 102 may satisfy this requirement.

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
ART 210, MUS 219, or Art 105 Intro. to Fine and Performing Arts,

Music Appreciation, or Art Appreciation

3
CS 107 Computers & Society 3
ENG 200, 202, 203, or 204 World Literature, Intro. to Lit., Intro. to English Lit., or Intro. To American Lit 3
ENG 213 Advanced Composition 3
Foreign Language 3
GEOG 20 Cultural Geography 3
GET 300 Rising Junior Examination 0
HUM 200, 201, 202, or 301 Humanities 6
ST 212 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PS 200 Introduction to Political Science 3
Total 30

 

JUNIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
CHEM 101 Environmental Chemistry 3
ECON 201 Principle of Economics 3
Foreign Languages 6
HIST 201 American National Multicultural History to 1877 3
PHIL 201 Intro. to Philosophy 3
PSY 200, SOC 201 General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology 3
SS 304 Elementary Statistics 3
PS 300 State and Local Government 3
PS 311 Comparative Government of Europe 3
PS 312 Comparative Government of Asia 3
Total 33

 

SENIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
GET 400 Senior Comprehensive Competency Exam 0
PS 404 International Organization & Relation 3
PS 406 U.S. Political Institution 3
PS 421 Wastern Political Thought 3
PS 422 Modern Political Thought 3
PS Selectives (must include SS 407) 12
Electives 5
Total 29
B.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE DEGREE TOTAL 125