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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science (B.S.)

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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.

The degree has the option to be completed completely online.

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

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