The program in political science offers a broad selection of courses and activities adapted to the needs of students who plan careers in law; the several levels of government, including the foreign (diplomatic) service; international organizations; international business and industrial organizations; private enterprise; public relations; research; teaching; and active politics.
Students interested in other vocations will find the courses very beneficial. Degree programs in 1) political science, 2) political science with a concentration in public management 3) political science with a concentration in public administration, 4) political science with a concentration in emergency management, 5) political science with a concentration in urban studies & economic development, and 6) political science with a concentration in international relations include the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The Bachelor of Arts degree is distinguished from the Bachelor of Science degree in that the former requires the completion of twelve (12) semester hours of foreign language.
A major in political science consists of thirty-three (33) semester hours. All political science majors must complete a minor of eighteen (18) hours in another academic field. A major in political science with a public administration concentration consists of the same major requirements as for political science except for the requirement of minoring in eighteen (18) hours of public administration instead of another academic field.
Other students wishing to minor in political science, public administration, public management, emergency management, urban studies & economic development, or international relations must complete eighteen (18) semester hours in one of the aforementioned fields. A minor in political science must also include POS 2001, POS 2041 and PAD 3003. Students earning a major or minor in political science must earn at least a 2.00 GPA (“C”) in each course completed in political science, public administration, or public management. All students earning a major in the area must have at least a 2.00 GPA overall to qualify for graduation with a degree in any of the degree programs. Also, all classes other than natural sciences must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. See your advisor for course sequences in: mathematics, social science, humanities, statistics, and computers.
Degree Programs: (Use if you entered the program in Fall 2012 or later)
Degree Programs: (Use only if you entered the program before Fall 2012)