Political Science Degree Program
Political Science is the study of government and public policy and of the political behavior of individuals, groups, and institutions. In choosing a degree track in the department, the student is allowed to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with the general education requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts.
Political Science Majors
- A major in political science consists of PSC 303, PSC 490 and an additional 30 hours of political science coursework at the 200 level or higher, including at least 24 hours at the 300 level or higher. PSC 141 and 142 do not count toward the major or minor. Student with a major in political science may choose the Bachelor or Arts or Bachelor of Science.
Political Science Minor
- A minor in political science consists of 18 hours of political science coursework at the 200 level or higher, including at least 12 hours at the 300 level or higher.
- The Pre-Law minor consists of 21 hours of coursework, including 12 core hours comprised of PSC 211, PSC 314, PSC 316, and either PSC 403 or PSC 404. In addition, each student must complete 9 hours of electives from the following: PSC 301, PSC 305, PSC 415, PSC 416, CJS 303, CJS 305, and PSC 403 or PSC 404. Courses not listed may be approved for elective credit in the Pre-Law minor by the Pre-Law minor advisor.