Political Science with Specialization in Legal Studies, B.A.

A minor is required for this major.

Requirements: (39 credits)

Core:

PS 110American Government & Politics

3

PS 250Approaches to Political Science

3

Four Core Areas (3 credits in each):

U.S. and state government and politics

PS 230American State and Local Government

3

Political theory

PS 335American Political Thought

3

International relations

PS 339International Law

3

Law

PS 270Law and Politics

3

Ethics Requirement

Select one of the following courses to fulfill the Ethics Requirement.

PHIL 240Ethical Problems in Business

3

PHIL 241Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL 242Ethical Problems in Technology

3

PHIL 243Philosophy of Bioethics

3

PHIL 245Computer Ethics

3

PHIL 346Theoretical and Practical Ethics

3

PS 450Public Sector Ethics

3

Specialization

6 credits in the following specialization:

U.S. Legal Studies

PS 331American Constitutional Law

3

PS 332Civil Liberties

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.

Credits from internships may be used to meet up to 6 credits of the elective requirement.

3 credits from the following list of pre-approved courses may also be used to meet the elective requirement. 

ECON 250 Contemporary Economic Issues,

SOC 111 Social Problems

PHIL 240 Ethical Problems in Business

PHIL 241 Environmental Ethics

PHIL 242 Ethical Problems in Technology

PHIL 243 Philosophy of Bioethics

PHIL 245 Computer Ethics 

PHIL 346 Theoretical and Practical Ethics