Courses for the Major

Political Science Degree Requirements

General Education Core                                                                                                                                48-49

General Education Courses Required in the Major

SCI 103 Writing for the Sciences

POL 101 American Government

BUS 206 Principles of Economics (Macro)

Major Required Courses                                                                                                                                            21

SSC 320 Research Design and Analysis I

SSC321 Qualitative Research Methods

SSC 330 Research Design and Analysis II

POL 4XX Senior Seminar

POL 311 Comparative Politics

POL 301 International Politics

Choose one of the following:

POL 306 Classical Political Thought


POL308 Modern Political Thought

Major Electives (select four)                                                                                                                                     12

POL 368 Interest Groups and Public Policy

POL 385 Constitutional Law

POL 472 Media and Politics

POL 498 Special Topics in Political Science

POL 499 Independent Study in Political Science

SSC 490 Social Science Internship           


General Electives                                                                                                                                                            39

Total Semester Credits Required in the Degree                                                                                                     120