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Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Core Requirements

Course Title Credits
POLS 101 American National Government 3
POLS 102 State and Local Government 3
POLS 151 Comparative Government 3
POLS 200 Foundations of Public Policy 3
POLS 230 Introduction to Political Philosophy  3
POLS 300  Introduction to Policy Analysis 3
POLS 315 Constitutional Law I 3
POLS 400 Senior Thesis 3
POLS 490/499 Political Science Internship 3
GEOG 303  World Geography 3
HIST 212  World Cultures II 3
HIST 251 Foundations of the American Republic 3
HIST 252 Contemporary America 3
MATH 116 Survey of Mathematics 3

Electives — 15 hours 200/300 level POLS courses selected in conjunction with student’s advisor

Typical First Year Schedule

FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
UNIV 101 Orientation to the University 1 UNIV 102 The University Experience 1
HUMN 101 Int. Humanities 3 NSCI 105 Issues in Nat. Sci. 4
POLS 101 Am. Nat’l. Govt. 3 POLS 102 State/Loc. Govt. 3
UNIV 111 Micro-processing 3 HIST 252 Cont. America 3
MATH 116 Survey of Math. 3 COMM 102 Fresh. Writing II 3
COMM 101  Fresh. Writing I 3 COMM 103 Oral Comm.  3

Additional credits may be earned in the freshman year by completing portfolios and other requirements as described in the Academic Catalog entitled “Your First Year.”

Additional Requirements

Each graduating major in the program must complete and pass a comprehensive examination in their final semester before expected graduation.

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