2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, B.A.


Students in the B.A. political science program must complete 121 credits. These courses must include the University Core Curriculum and 48 credits of political science courses, including those listed below.

University Core Curriculum


Tier 1:

  • CC 1.1 - ENGL 1112  or ENGL 1113 
  • CC 2.1 - COMM 1130 
  • CC 3.1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Literacy - choose any course with this attribute
  • CC 4.1 - Scientific Exploration - choose any course with this attribute
  • CC 5.1 - UNIV 1141 
  • CC 6.1 - Historical Perspectives - choose any course with this attribute
  • CC 7.1 - The Individual and Society - choose any course with this attribute
  • CC 8.1 - Global and Intercultural Awareness - choose any course with this attribute
  • CC 9.1 - Perspective on Creative Arts - choose any course with this attribute

Tier 2:

  • To fulfill the 12 credits of core curriculum tier 2 requirements, political science majors may choose courses from any competency.

Note: Political science majors can take a maximum of 6 total credits of political science courses to satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements.

Plus


  • Plus 15 credits of PSCI electives to be chosen with the student’s departmental advisor.
  • Plus 39 credits of free electives to be chosen with the student’s departmental advisor.

Direct Entry B.A. Political Science/M.B.A. Business Administration


The direct entry B.A. Political Science and M.B.A. Business Administration degree program is available to any qualified incoming Political Science major. To qualify, students must have at least a 3.25 high school GPA and a score of 1100 on the SAT. Students in the program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue into the graduate portion of the program. Students in this program will complete their B.A. Political Science in the first four years. In the fourth year, students will begin their M.B.A. coursework, which they will complete in year five or six, depending on the accelerated track chosen.

Direct Entry B.A. Political Science/M.P.A. Public Administration


The direct entry B.A. Political Science and M.P.A. Public Administration degree program is available to any qualified incoming Political Science major. To qualify, students must have at least a 3.25 high school GPA and a score of 1100 on the SAT. Students in the program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue into the graduate portion of the program. Students in this program will complete their B.A. Political Science in the first four years. In the fourth year, students will begin their M.P.A. coursework, which they will complete in year five, semester two.