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Prospective Students - Political Science & International Affairs

Major in Political Science

A program of study in Political Science furthers student awareness and understanding of political concepts processes, assists the student in developing critical and analytical abilities, and creates a knowledgeable citizen. Completion of a curriculum in political science provides an individual with a broad background preparatory to a number of careers. Among those are government service, politics, business, teaching, research in political science, and entry into law and other graduate schools. Students may major or minor in political science.

The major in political science requires a minimum of 33 semester hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. A minor or second major is required. The requirements for a major include the following 18 hours of core courses:

  • PS 110
  • PS 499 (Students are advised to take all core courses before enrolling in PS 499.)
  • Four of the following six courses ( one of which must be PS 250 or PS 260): PS 201, 250, 260, 301, 330, 435.


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 Last Modified 5/7/18