May 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, BS (43-426) (4 Year Guide)


This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule


Freshman Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Junior Year - Fall Semester


  • POLS Elective (3) **
  • Free Choice Electives (12)

Semester Total: 15 Hours


Junior Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year - Spring Semester


  • POLS Area of Emphasis Elective (3)
  • Free Choice Electives (12)

Semester Total: 15 Hours


Political Science Major, BS Degree - 120 hours


  •  UNIV 3000  is a free choice elective and is highly recommended for academic success.
  • ** For the 9 hours of POLS Electives students must take one class from each of the three areas not chosen for their area of concentration, excluding POLS 1244 , POLS 4590 , POLS 4591 , and POLS 4592 .
  • 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • Students must earn 12 hours of upper level credits (3000/4000) in the major and 30 hours of upper level credits overall to meet graduation requirements. Make choices in the major electives accordingly.
  • To satisfy the General Education Assessment (GEA) Policy, students must take the GEA after they earn 60 credit hours but before earning 75 credit hours. Transfer students who have more than 60 hours earned should take the exam during their second semester at UCM. Students must achieve a passing score of 425 to meet graduation requirements. Students may register for the GEA through MyCentral. Contact UCM Testing Services (HUM 216, 660-543-4919, testingservices@ucmo.edu) for more information.