2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, American Government and Public Law (B.A.)


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The major does not require a concentration. Majors in Political Science may, however, take either of two concentrations: American Government and Public Law or International Relations and Comparative Politics. To complete a concentration, four of the six electives (12 out of the 18 elective credits) must be taken from one of the following lists.

The three courses taken as part of the Foundation requirement-Theory Foundation (POL 201   or POL 202  ) and American Government Foundation (POL 215  ) will not count toward a concentration.

Major Requirements


Gateway to Political Science (3 credits)


Take one of the following two courses; the other course will not count for the major.

Political Theory Foundation (3 credits)


Take one of the following two courses; the other course may count as an elective for the major:

American Government Foundation (3 credits)


Every major will take the following course:

International Relations and Comparative Politics Foundation (3 credits)


Take one of the following two courses; the other course may count as an elective for the major:

Skills for Success (7 credits)


Every major will take the following three courses:

Electives (18 credits)


In addition to the required courses listed above, majors will take six additional Political Science courses at the 200-level or above.

Concentrations


The major does not require a concentration.  Majors in Political Science may, however, take either of two concentrations:  Political Science, American Government and Public Law (B.A.)   or Political Science, International Relations and Comparative Politics Concentration (B.A.) .  To complete a concentration, four of the six electives for the major (12 out of the 18 elective credits) must be taken from the list of courses for the concentration chosen.

American Government and Public Law Concentration


Take four courses from the following list:

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