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2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Political Science, B.A. Major in

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Program Requirements

A B.A. Specialization in Political Science consists of a minimum of 27 semester hours in political science including PSC 1, 2, 135 and 142 or 143. In addition, 18 semester hours distributed among at least four of the following departments: anthropology, economics (ECO 1 or 7 required), geography, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Honors College courses HUHC 11 and 12 may also be used to satisfy this requirement.

All majors are required to take a comprehensive examination administered by the department in the senior year.

The Political Science Department strongly recommends the following progression for specialization in political science:

I. Introductory

III. Advanced

A minimum of 15 semester hours selected from one or more of the following four areas:


Reading courses PSC 161, 162 can relate to any of the above fields depending upon the focus desired.

Note About Courses:

For both majors and non-majors, it is strongly recommended that, before taking advanced courses in American Government and Politics (PSC 105, 111, 114, 115, 120, 121, 122, 126, 127, 128, 129, 147), PSC 1 be taken first. Only students who have a clear understanding of the workings of the American system of government should consider taking advanced courses in American Government and Politics without first taking the introductory course.

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