120 Total Sem. Hrs.
1 - POLI 1001 recommended, but not required. If POLI 1001 is not taken, add three hours of Approved POLI courses.
2 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.
3 - Two of these general education humanities courses must be from history and one from among the literature courses on the General Education Humanities course list.
4 - Political Science courses are divided into four fields: (1) American government and politics; (2) comparative government and politics; (3) international politics and law; and (4) political theory.
Political science coursework must be distributed among these fields as follows: 12 hours in one field; and six hours in each of two additional fields; and nine hours (or more) of electives distributed in any fields. A list of political science courses grouped by fields is available from the departmental office.
Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to 6 hours of credit when topics vary. These courses are: POLI 4000 (American Government and Politics); POLI 4040 (International Politics and Law); POLI 4060 (Comparative Government and Politics); and POLI 4090 (Political Theory). In additional, POLI 4996 and POLI 4997 may count toward a Political Science field with approval of the departmental advisor.