Jul 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science (B.S.)

The Political Science (BS) degree is designed to provide students a general background in all areas of Political Science. Within this degree students can take up to 9 hours of internship credit. These courses would take the place of the POLS 3xxx/4xxx on the student’s plan of study. While all students of political science are encouraged to take advantage of internship credit, internship hours are not a requirement of this degree.

No grade below “C” will be acceptable in any Political Science or International Affairs course or any course in the major area for Political Science, Strategic & Security Studies, or International Affairs majors.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) - 42 hours

Refer to Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)  

Area A1: No exceptions

Area A2: MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1450, or MATH 1501

Area B: No exceptions

Area C: No exceptions

Area D: MATH 1401 (suggested for all POLS and IA majors to take in the core)

Area E: No exceptions

Area F: Courses Appropriate to Major - 18 hours

Major Area

Required Courses

Minor Requirements

  •  15-18 hours in the minor


  • 12-15 hours of electives