Oct 20, 2018  
2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Academic Catalog

Political Science, B.A.


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Mission

The Political Science program provides instruction for students interested in a wide variety of careers in political science such as teaching law, international relations, public affairs and civil service. The program provides a thorough knowledge of political science theory, methodology, quantitative reasoning, and computer research skills necessary to meet the competitive demands of graduate and professional study. Students achieve a high level of oral and written communication skills and have opportunities to gain work experience through a variety of internship programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structures, powers and procedures of the United States federal and state government and foreign governments.
  • Use critical thinking and analytical skills when assessing contemporary political questions,
  • Demonstrate the ability to examine and evaluate information to solve contemporary social problems.

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


Complete a total of 122 credit hours of course work for graduation.

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 45 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 36 credit hours

Political Science Curriculum


First Year


Second Year


Third Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Fourth Year


First Semester


Total: 12

Second Semester


Total: 12

Total Required Hours: 122


*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102  .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Office of Student Affairs for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

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