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2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, BS (43-426)

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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.
  • Investigate theories of law and justice, and individual rights and responsibilities in a democratic system.
  • Explain the complexities of politics in an international community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diverse governmental systems.
  • Critically assess contemporary public policy issues.
  • Analyze, conduct, and critically assess scholarly research in Political Science.
  • Communicate effectively about politics in both written and oral forms.
  • Prepare for successful careers in public, private, and non-profit service sector, or post-graduate education.

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


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.

Electives from One of the Following Areas: 9 Sem. Hours

General Education Requirements: 33-36 Sem. Hours

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

Free Electives: 48-51 Sem. Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours

10Competency 10 course

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