Political Science, BS (transition)
Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under “Business and Social Sciences Programs.”
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.
30 semester hours required
and ENG 1106
|College Writing 1|
and Lab for ENG 1105
and ENG 1108
|College Writing 2|
and Lab for ENG 1107
and ENG 2106
and Lab for ENG 2105
|Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core||3|
|ITC 1000||Computer Applications||3|
|or ITC 2016||End-User Data Analysis Tools|
|MTH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|PHL 2120||Ethical Issues in Communication||3|
|Course satisfying Engaging with the Natural and Designed World core||3|
|HST 1250||American History 2: Reconstruction to the Present||3|
27 semester hours required
|HST 1100||History of the World 1: Prehistory to the Renaissance||3|
|or HST 1150||History of the World 2: From Renaissance to the Present|
|Humanities, Social Science, Math/Science Electives|
|Complete 24 quarter hours from the following subject areas:||24|
BIO, BTC, CHM, ESC, MTH, PHY, CJS, ECN, HST, HSV, POL, PSY, ART, CMN, ENG, JRN, PHL, TCC, or a modern foreign language
Excludes POL subject area
42 semester hours required
|MTH 2310||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|POL 1300||American Government||3|
|POL 1200||Comparative Politics||3|
|POL 1120||International Relations||3|
|POL 2430||Survey of Political Thought||3|
|POL 3400||Political Science Research Methods||3|
|POL 4850||Political Science Capstone||3|
|Choose 21 semester hours from the POL subject area.||21|
Complete a minimum of 21 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.