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Curriculum

Core Requirements  for Bachelor of Science in Public Policy

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 272 Political Activism 3
POLS 300 Introduction to Policy Analysis 3
POLS 315 Constitutional Law I 3
POLS 400 Senior Thesis 3
POLS 490/499 Public Policy Internship 3
BUSI 151 Introduction to Business 3
BUSI 201/202 Micro/Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 303 World Geography 3
HIST 251 Foundations of the American Republic 3
HIST 252 Contemporary America 3
MATH 116 Survey of Mathematics 3


Electives — 9 credits 200/300 level 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 University 1 UNIV 102 The University Experience 1
HUMN 101  Intro to Humanities  3 NSCI  Natural Science course  4
POLS 101 American Nat’l Gov’t.  3 POLS 102 State and Local Gov’t  3
UNIV 111 Micro-processing  3 HIST 252 Contemp. America  3
MATH 116 Survey of College Math  3 COMM 102 Freshman Writing II  3
COMM 101 Freshman Writing I  3 COMM 103 Fundamentals of Oral Comm.  3

Additional credits may be earned in the freshman year by completing portfolios and other requirements as described in the section of 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. Students may take the LSAT or GRE in place of the Comprehensive Exam.

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Charleston, WV 25304
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