In addition to the general requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees, political science majors are required to take the following courses from the "core curriculum":
POLS 101 Introduction to American Government 3 cr POLS 202 Introduction to Politics 3 cr POLS 221 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr POLS g301 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 cr OR POLS g427 Voting and Public Opinion 3 cr POLS 313 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 cr POLS 331 Comparative Politics: Framework for Analysis 3 cr POLS g403 The Presidency 3 cr OR POLS g404 Legislative Process 3 cr POLS g442 Constitutional Law 3 cr OR POLS g443 Constitutional Law 3 cr POLS 460 Senior Seminar 3 cr
In addition to the 27 credits from the core curriculum, majors are required to earn a minimum of 12 elective credits selected from any of the courses in the political science curriculum (excluding POLS 459).
Emphasis in Pre-lawStudents who desire to complete this emphasis should consult with a pre-law advisor in the Department of Political Science.
Requirements for the Political Science MinorStudents seeking a minor in political science must complete the following: POLS 101, 202, six credits of core curriculum courses (excluding POLS 460) and six elective political science credits (excluding POLS 459).