Sociology and Political Science, BA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Requirements for BA

All undergraduate students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Sociology Requirements

Sociology Required Courses
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
Sociology Introductory Electives
Complete two courses in the following range:8
SOCL 1200 to SOCL 1999
Sociology Intermediate Elective
Complete one course in the following range:4
SOCL 2000 to SOCL 3999
Sociology Advanced Elective
Complete one course in the following range:4
SOCL 4000 to SOCL 5999
Statistics and Methods
Complete one of the following sets:8
Statistical Analysis in Sociology
and Research Methods in Sociology
Quantitative Techniques
and Research Methods in Political Science

Political Science Requirements

Political Science Required Courses
POLS 1150American Government4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
POLS 1160International Relations4
POLS 2330American Political Thought4
Political Science Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Urban Policies and Politics
Politics and Mass Media
Survey Research and Polling
Nationalism
Political Science Upper Level Electives
Complete two courses in the following range:8
POLS 3000 to POLS 5999
Political Science Electives
Complete two courses in the following range:8
POLS 2300 to POLS 5999

Political Science Concentrations (Optional)

If you are working toward one of the following concentrations, declare it with your advisor so that it may be added to your record. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

  • American Political Institutions
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Identity, Culture, and Politics
  • Public Policy

Capstone Requirement

Complete one of the following:4
Senior Seminar
Political Science Senior Capstone
Senior Thesis

Integrative Requirement

SOCL 4514“The Wire” and the Study of Urban Inequalities4
POLS 3324Law and Society4

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required


 

Concentrations (Optional)

Concentration in American Political Institutions

Complete four of the following:16
State and Local Politics
Intergovernmental Relations
The U.S. Congress
Judicial Process and Behavior
Presidential Nominating Process
The American Presidency
Public Policy and Administration
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
Interest Groups and Public Policy
Politics and Mass Media

Concentration in Campaigns and Elections

Required Courses
With advisor approval, a co-op or internship may be substituted in place of POLS 4947.
POLS 3160Campaign Strategy4
POLS 4947Campaign and Elections Practicum4
Campaigns and Elections Electives
If POLS 4947 was replaced by a co-op or internship, an additional elective must be taken.
Complete two of the following:8
Urban Policies and Politics
Intergovernmental Relations
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
Local Campaigns and Elections
Politics and Mass Media
Survey Research and Polling
Presidential Nominating Process

Concentration in Identity, Culture, and Politics 

Core Course
POLS 3415Ethnic Political Violence4
or POLS 3418 Nationalism
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Politics and Film
Politics and the Arts
Politics of Poverty
Music and Politics
Religion and Politics
Gender and Politics
Latino Politics in the United States
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Public Policy
Politics and Mass Media
Law and Society

Concentration in Public Policy

Core Requirement
POLS 3307Public Policy and Administration4
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Bureaucracy and Government Organizations
Budgeting and Taxation
Business and Government
Urban Policies and Politics
State and Local Politics
Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs
U.S. Health and Welfare Policy
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Environmental Politics and Policy
Interest Groups and Public Policy
Survey Research and Polling
Nontraditional Security Issues
Homeland Security Policy and Politics
U.S. Foreign Policy
Community-Based Research Practicum