Sep 28, 2023
State Fair Community College
The below courses are required for Political Science majors and can be fulfilled at SFCC as part of the AA requirements. If these courses are not taken at SFCC, they must be completed at UCM. The full list of SFCC AA requirements can be found in the SFCC catalog.
Students who transfer to UCM with an Associate of Arts degree are considered to have met all general education requirements at UCM, except for those specifically required by the major (see UCM General Education Requirements below, if applicable).
AA General Education Requirements: 42 Semester Hours
AA Elective Options: 22 Semester Hours
Minimum Total Hours Required for SFCC AA: 64 Semester Hours
UCM BA Political Science
The below list of courses represents the requirements a student will have left to complete after transferring to UCM with an Associate of Arts degree. Any courses listed above not taken at SFCC must be completed as part of the BA Political Science requirements.
Major Requirements: 36 Semester Hours
Select Three of the following four courses: 9 Semester Hours
Select from One of the Following Areas of Emphasis: 9 Semester Hours
Area 1 - American Politics
Area 2 - Public Law and Theory
Area 3 - Comparative Politics
Area 4 - International Relations
Additional Courses: 9 Semester Hours
Students must take one class from each of the three (3) areas not chosen for their main area. POLS 1244 , POLS 4590 , POLS 4591 and POLS 4592 do not fulfill this requirement. Students must earn twelve (12) hours of upper-level (3000/4000) credit in their major and thirty (30) hours overall. Choose major electives accordingly.
Modern Language Requirements: 0-3 Semester Hours
Nine (9) total hours must be taken in ONE language.
Modern language requirement can be fulfilled at SFCC with completion of 9 hours of French coursework (listed above). If 6 hours of Spanish coursework is taken at SFCC, the below course can be taken at UCM to complete this requirement.
Refer to the Academic Program Requirements section of this catalog for additional fulfillment options.
Free Choice Electives: 17-20 Semester Hours
Elective hours may vary depending on transfer coursework and course selection at UCM.
Students must take at least 30 upper-level (3000/4000) hours to graduate. Courses taken at SFCC that articulate to upper-level UCM courses do not count towards upper-level hours.
Minimum Total Hours Required for BA: 120 Semester Hours
This guide is based on the UCM 2020 Undergraduate Catalog and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. Time to degree completion and course sequencing will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on planned placement in math, reading, and writing. See the current UCM Undergraduate Catalog and SFCC Course Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.