Political Science, BS
The Bachelor of Science in Political Science is designed to help students prepare to address the political, economic, and social issues that face the world today.
Course work encompasses the history of political thought, a global awareness of the interconnectedness of different cultures, and an understanding of government structures and processes nationally and internationally. Courses focus on developing the critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that lead to reflective, informed citizens who participate in political life and have an impact on the future course of events.
Graduates have the opportunity to pursue careers in local, state, national, and international government agencies and nongovernment agencies, working on the critical policy issues that face us today and in the future.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.
Minimum 120 total semester hours required
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
36 semester hours required
|MTH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|MTH 2310||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|PHL 1100||Social and Political Philosophy||3|
|PHL 2120||Ethical Issues in Communication||3|
|HST 1150||History of the World 2: From Renaissance to the Present||3|
|HST 1250||American History 2: Reconstruction to the Present||3|
|ECN 1200||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ITC 1000||Computer Applications||3|
|or ITC 2016||End-User Data Analysis Tools|
|CMN 1100||Organizational Communication||3|
|Complete 9 semester hours from the following electives:||9|
|The World Since 1945|
|Comparative Economic Systems|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
36 semester hours required
|Required Course Work|
|POL 1120||International Relations||3|
|POL 1200||Comparative Politics||3|
|POL 1300||American Government||3|
|POL 2430||Survey of Political Thought||3|
|POL 3400||Political Science Research Methods||3|
|Complete six POL courses. Five courses may be used to satisfy a concentration below (optional).||18|
|POL 4850||Political Science Capstone||3|
Note: Please consult with your advisor.
International Relations and Comparative Politics Concentration
|POL 3126||Global Governance||3|
|POL 3135||International Conflict and Negotiation||3|
|POL 3140||International Security||3|
|POL 3220||Democracy in Comparative Politics||3|
American Politics Concentration
|POL 2315||State and Local Government||3|
|POL 2320||Political Parties and Interest Groups||3|
|POL 3310||Civil Liberties||3|
|POL 3320||American Foreign Policy||3|
|POL 3330||Politics and Mass Media||3|
Complete a minimum of 48 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.
and ENG 1106
and ENG 1108
|ITC 1000 or 2016||3|
and ENG 3108
|Total Hours: 120|