Required Courses (24 Credits)
POL2164
POL2274
POL2294
POL300 14
POL3234
or POL220
POL4XX Senior Seminar 24
Political Science Electives (18-19 Credits)
Select 18-19 credits of Political Science courses 218-19
Total Credits42-43

Notes:

  • Courses used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor may not be used to meet the requirements of this major.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses used for the Political Science major.
  • Click here for a complete list of Political Science courses.

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
POL229 4
 Credits16
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
POL216 4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3-4
 Credits16-17
Year 2
Fall
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
POL227 4
Upper-Division Major Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
POL220
or POL323

or
4
Upper-Division Major Elective Course 1 3
Upper-Division Major Course 3
 Credits13
Year 3
Fall
POL300 4
Upper-Division Major Elective Course 1 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Upper-Division Major Elective Course 1 3
Upper-Division Major Elective Course 1 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
POL390 2 4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
POL4XX Senior Seminar (Writing Intensive) 4
Upper-Division Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits121-122