Academics: Majors and Programs

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Political Science Major Requirements

Students majoring in the subject must take at least 44 hours of political science. The following courses are required:

  • PSC 201: National Government in the United States
  • PSC 203: Data Analysis and Research Methods
  • PSC 321: International Relations
  • PSC 325: Comparative Political Systems
  • PSC 315: American Constitutional Law
  • PSC 415: Introduction to Political Theory
  • PSC 497: Senior Seminar

The required courses total 28 hours; the remaining 16 hours may be electives. Majors may select a concentration in American Institutions and Processes or International Relations.

 All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. Students who wish to take courses at other colleges must obtain permission from the chairperson.

Honors Program students are required to have two semesters of faculty supervision in Thesis Honors Research. This requirement may be met in political science with PSC 400 and PSC 497.

  • PSC 201 - National Government in the United States
  • PSC 203 - Data Analysis and Research Methods
  • PSC 321 - International Relations
  • PSC 325 - Comparative Political Systems
  • PSC 315 - American Constitutional Law
  • PSC 415 – Introduction to Political Theory
  • PSC 497 - Senior Seminar

The required courses total 28 hours; the remaining 16 hours may be electives. Political science majors may select a concentration of courses in one of two of the subfields in the discipline, American Institutions and Processes or International Relations.

Honors Program students are required to have two semesters of faculty supervision in Thesis Honors Research. This requirement can be met in political science with PSC 400 and PSC 497.