Curriculum Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition 3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing 3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
FCSC 101 Foundations of Scientific Process 3
FCIQ 101 Foundations of Inquiry 3
FCWR 3XX Professional Communication choice 3
    Total: 18 Credits
 
Seminars Credits:
ICLT 3XX Literature choice 3
ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice 3
ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3
ICSS 3XX Social Science choice 3
    Total: 12 Credits
 
Math and Science Credits:
MATH 115 Introductory Concepts of Mathematics 3
—OR—
MATH 141 Precalculus 4
Science choice 3
    Total: 6-7 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Political Science Core Credits:
PSCI 110 American Government and Politics 3
PSCI 210 Comparative Government 3
PSCI 230 International Relations 3
PSCI 305 Politics and Society 3
PSCI 325 Public Administration 3
    Total: 15 Credits
 
Political Science Non-Core (choose at least five in consultation with your advisor) Credits:
PSCI 220 History of Political Thought 3
PSCI 240 Basic Legal Concepts and Administration of Justice 3
PSCI 310 Politics of Change 3
PSCI 315 American Society and Judicial Behavior 3
PSCI 320 Foreign Policy of the U.S. 3
PSCI 350 Government and Metropolitan Problems 3
PSCI 355 Government and Business 3
PSCI 360 International Law and Organization 3
PSCI 365 Public Policy Analysis 3
PSCI 390 Research Topics in Political Science 3
PSCI 410 Selected Topics in American Government and Politics 3
PSCI 420 Selected Topics in Comparative Government 3
PSCI 430 Selected Topics in International Relations and Foreign Policy 3
PSCI 440 Selected Topics in Public Administration and Policy 3
PSCI 450 Selected Topics in Political Theory and Methodology 3
PSCI 470 Political Science Internship 3
PSCI 480 Public Administration Internship 3
    Total: 15 Credits
 
Behavioral Sciences Credits:
ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    Total: 9 Credits
 
Economics Credits:
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I 3
ECON 204 Principles of Economics II 3
    Total: 6 Credits
 
Social Sciences Credits:
HIST 110 American History I 3
HIST 150 American History II 3
HIST 210 Contemporary World 3
History Electives 6
    Total: 15 Credits
 
Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on any Electives 24
 
Total Required Credits = 120–121