Political Science Requirements

The major consists of 30 semester hours. Political science majors must achieve at least a final grade of C in each of the five (5) required courses:

  • PO 111 Introduction to American Politics
  • PO 307 Political Science Research Methods 
  • PO 441 Seminar in Political Research
  • Two (2) of the following: 
    • PO 102 Governments and Politics Around the World
    • PO 103 Introduction to International Politics
    • PO 101 Introduction to Political Philosophy

In addition, students should complete:

  • five (5) elective courses, of which two (2) can be approved courses from another discipline. Four (4) of the five (5) elective courses must be at 200-level or above. 

At least a 2.0 average in the two elective courses in political science (and a passign grade in each) and a 2.00 average in the two elective courses chosen from other disciplines (and a passing grade in each) is required and expected. 


 

The minor consists of 18 semester hours. Students minoring in political science must achieve at least a final grade of C in each of the two (2) required courses:

  • PO 111 Introduction to American Politics
  • PO 307 Political Science Research Methods 

In addition students should complete:

  • one American politics and public policy course selected from: PO 201, PO 202, PO 203, PO 204, and PO 326
  • one international/comparative courses selected from: PO 102, PO 103, PO 112, PO 312, PO 313, PO 314
  • and, two (2) other political science courses.

A passing grade in each of these courses is expected and required.