A SAMPLE 4 YEAR DEGREE PLAN FOR THE BA IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (TRADITIONAL TRACK)
Effective September 2009

NOTE:

  • Students must take 2 - 300/400 level Pols courses from 2 of 3 areas: comparative politics, international relations, and theory
  • Students are strongly recommended to complete a statistics class(es) such as Math K300 or Soc S250-251. These must be taken after successful completion of Math M118.
  • Students are strongly recommended to complete classes in geographic information science Geog G338 and Geog G438.
  • Note that students must complete at least 120 total credit hours to graduate. Students must also complete at least 30 hours at the 300/400 level.

A printable pdf version of the Bachelor of Art in Political Science (Traditional Track) Sample 4 Year Degree Plan is also availble

Suggested Year 1 Program

Fall Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Eng W1313
Foreign Language4
Elective3
First Year Seminar1
CSCI C1063
Total: 14
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Speech S1213
Foreign Language4
Math M118 (GenEd)3
Nat Science with lab (Gen Ed)5
Total: 15

Suggested Year 2 Program

Fall Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Foreign Language3
Humanities (GenEd)3
Social Science – non Pols (GenEd)3
Eng W2903
Pols Y1033
Total: 15
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Foreign Language3
Pols Y205 Pols Methods3
Social Science (BA requirement)3
Diversity (GenEd)3
Elective3
Total: 15

Suggested Year 3 Program

Fall Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Pols Y302 Public Bureaucracy3
Elective3
Natural Science (GenEd)3
History (BA requirement)3
Pols Y306 or Y3083
Elective1
Total: 16
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Pols course (from public service list)3
Pols course3
History (BA requirement)3
Natural Science (BA requirement)3
Elective3
Total: 15

Suggested Year 4 Program

Fall Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Pols course3
Pols Y490 Senior Seminar3
Ethical Questions (GenEd)3
Elective3
Elective3
Total: 15
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
COAS S399 (Pols internship)3
Pols course (from public service list)3
Arts (GenEd)3
Elective3
Elective3
Total: 15

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