Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, BS (43-426) (120 hours)

Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science 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, BS (43-426) (4 Year Guide)  

Major Requirements: 33 Semester Hours

Electives from One of the Following Areas: 12 Semester Hours

At least six (6) semester hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Area Electives: 9 Semester Hours

  • Select three (3) courses from the area above not chosen for the main area of concentration except POLS 1244 POLS 4590 , POLS 4591 , and POLS 4592 . At least six (6) semester hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

General Education Requirements: 30-39 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:

Free Electives: 48-57 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours