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Department of Political Science

2014-2015 Degree Advising Materials

This page will help guide you through the process of selecting a degree in political science. It will include a degree plan, class guide, and checklist for the undergraduate and graduate degrees that are offered.

An advisory committee has been created to assist students in developing a curriculum that reflects their individual needs. The program phone number is (208) 282-2211, Stop 8073. You can also contact the political science chair, Dr. Lybecker if you have any questions. Please visit the political science section inside the current 2012-2013 undergraduate catalog for more specific information on teachers, classes, and program requirements.

Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science

Here is a list of the requirements for the BA and BS degrees in Political Science.

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Sample Plan and Checklist

Here is a list of the requirements for the Secondary Teaching Major in Political Science.

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Here is a list of the requirements for the Elementary Teaching Major in Political Science.

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2013-2014 General Education Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Starting in fall of 2013 all students must complete a minimum of 36 credits from the nine Core Objective areas as outlined below. All students must meet Objectives 1 through 6, Objective 9 and choose to meet either Objective 7 or 8. If a student does not meet the minimum credits required (36) once all 9 Core Objective areas have been met, the student must complete additional coursework from any of the outlined Core Objective areas to meet the 36 credit minimum.

Objective 1: ENGL 1102 must be completed with a C- or better.
Objective 5:
  • Courses with an N notation will apply to Objective 5 as a Natural Science Lecture Course (N).
  • Courses with an L notation will apply to Objective 5 as a Laboratory Experience (L).
  • Courses with an H notation will apply to Objective 5 as a Health Science Lecture course (H).
  • GEOL 1115 & 1115L (N/L) taken prior to Fall 2013 may also be used toward Objective 5.
Students graduating under the 2013-14 catalog can use WS 2201 towards Objective 6 or Objective 9, but not both.
Student will complete either Objective 7 or 8.
Follow the links below to review the classes in each general education objective.

Degree Works

Degree Works is a computerized, web-based degree audit, academic advising, and transfer articulation tool designed to assist students and their advisers in successfully navigating ISU curriculum requirements. Degree Works does this by evaluating courses from a student's transcript and organizes them so advisers and students can easily see complete and outstanding degree requirements by category.


Political Science Minors

Here is a list of the requirements for the General Minor in Political Science.

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Here is a list of the requirements for the Secondary Teaching Minor in Political Science.

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Graduate Programs

Doctor of Arts (D.A.)

Please download the material to learn more about how to apply to the Doctor of Arts (D.A.) program. For current students, a graduate plan checklist is provided to help guide you through your class selection and schedule. We recommend that all students interested in the D.A. graduate program contact our graduate director Dr. Wayne Gabardi.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Please download the material to learn more about how to apply to the Master of Arts (M.A.) program. For current students, a graduate plan checklist is provided to help guide you through your class selection and schedule. We recommend that all students interested in the D.A. graduate program contact our graduate director Dr. Wayne Gabardi.

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Please download the material to learn more about how to apply to the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program. For current students, a graduate plan checklist is provided to help guide you through your class selection and schedule. We recommend that all students interested in the D.A. graduate program contact our graduate director Dr. Jeffrey Callen.


Last Modified: 08/26/14 at 08:04:19 PM
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