Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, BA (42-425) (120 hours)

Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree 

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core concepts, ideologies, and theories in Political Science
  • Analyze, conduct, and critically assess scholarly research in Political Science
  • Communicate effectively about politics in both written and oral forms

Political Science, BA (42-425) (4 Year Guide)  

Electives from One of the Following Areas: 9 Semester Hours

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.

General Education Requirements: 30-33 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

Modern Language Requirement: 6-9 Semester Hours

Refer to Bachelor’s Degree Requirements section for fulfillment options.

Free Electives: 36-42 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours