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

NOTE:

  • Students must take at least one 300/400 level course in the following 4 areas of Pols: American gov’t, comparative gov’t, international politics, and political theory.
  • Students should complete a statistics class(es) such as Math K300 or Soc S250-251. These must be taken after successful completion of Math M118.
  • Students should strongly consider taking the fifth and sixth semesters or more of a foreign language and/or the study abroad program.
  • 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.

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 1213
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 W 2903
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 course3
Elective3
Natural Science (GenEd)3
History (BA requirement)3
Pols course3
Elective1
Total: 16
Spring Semester
CourseCredit Hours
Pols course3
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
Pols course3
Pols course3
Arts (GenEd)3
Elective3
Elective3
Total: 15

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