Political Science, B.A.

A minor is required for this major.

Requirements: (39 credits)

Core:

PS 104The World's Political Systems

3

or

PS 110American Government & Politics

3

PS 250Approaches to Political Science

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Five Core Areas (3 credits in each):

Total Credit Hours:15

U.S. and state government and politics

PS 111/AFAM 111African Americans & U.S. Politics

3

PS 230American State and Local Government

3

PS 231Conduct of American Foreign Policy

3

PS 315Internet & Media Politics

3

PS 330American Parties and Interest Groups

3

PS 430The American Presidency

3

PS 431The Legislative Process

3

Political theory

PS 232Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

3

PS 334Modern Political Thought

3

PS 335American Political Thought

3

PS 43320th-Century Political Thought

3

Comparative government

PS 336West European Governments

3

PS 380International Conflict and Security

3

PS 420Government and Politics of Latin America

3

PS 421Government and Politics of Africa

3

PS 425Asian Politics

3

PS 434Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

3

International relations and organization

PS 235/LAS 235International Relations

3

PS 338International Organization

3

PS 345International Terrorism

3

PS 380International Conflict and Security

3

PS 439U.S. Middle East Policy

3

Public policy and law

PS 241/WGSS 241Women and American Law

3

PS 260Public Administration

3

PS 270Law and Politics

3

PS 331American Constitutional Law

3

PS 332Civil Liberties

3

PS 339International Law

3

PS 445Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation

3

PS 446Power, Money, and Politics: The Public Budgeting Process

3

PS 448Current U.S. Public Policy Issues

3

PS 450Public Sector Ethics

3

Specialization

(6 credits in one of the following specializations, at least 3 credits at the 300-400 level):

U.S. and state government, administration, and policy

PS 230American State and Local Government

3

PS 231Conduct of American Foreign Policy

3

PS 260Public Administration

3

PS 270Law and Politics

3

PS 331American Constitutional Law

3

PS 332Civil Liberties

3

PS 430The American Presidency

3

PS 431The Legislative Process

3

PS 439U.S. Middle East Policy

3

PS 445Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation

3

PS 446Power, Money, and Politics: The Public Budgeting Process

3

PS 448Current U.S. Public Policy Issues

3

Comparative and international politics

PS 235/LAS 235International Relations

3

PS 336West European Governments

3

PS 339International Law

3

PS 345International Terrorism

3

PS 380International Conflict and Security

3

PS 420Government and Politics of Latin America

3

PS 421Government and Politics of Africa

3

PS 425Asian Politics

3

PS 434Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

3

Leadership, organizations, political behavior and methods

PS 111/AFAM 111African Americans & U.S. Politics

3

PS 280Religion & Politics

3

PS 315Internet & Media Politics

3

PS 330American Parties and Interest Groups

3

PS 338International Organization

3

PS 343Political Leadership

3

PS 450Public Sector Ethics

3

Political Theory

PS 232Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

3

PS 334Modern Political Thought

3

PS 335American Political Thought

3

PS 43320th-Century Political Thought

3

Electives (12 credits in Political Science)

 

Total Credit Hours: 39

At least 18 of the 39 credits for the Major must be taken at the 300-400 level.

3 credits from History, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, or Statistics may count towards the Major if approved in advance by the Chair of Political Science.