Required Courses: 21 cr. hrs.
POLS 114 American National, State and Local Government 3 cr.
POLS 200 Political Analysis 3 cr.
POLS 220 Introduction to Public Opinion and Political Behavior 3 cr.
POLS 230 Contemporary Political Ideologies 3 cr.
POLS 245 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
POLS 480 Seminar in Political Science 3 cr.
Electives: 15 cr. hrs.
Any POLS course, excluding courses taken as required supporting courses.
Restrictions: Students may apply a maximum of 6 political science internship credits toward the elective section of the major. Students majoring in Political Science must take a minimum of 12 out of the total 36 credits for the major in courses numbered at the 300 level or above, excluding credits taken for political science internships.
Required Supporting Course:
Political Science Majors must take ONE of the following courses:
Students must take the following course:
POLS 110 Controversies in Politics
Neil Kraus-Chair, Davida Alperin, Wes Chapin, Erick Highum, Steven Maloney, Sooh-Rhee Ryu, Chris Simer.
The political science department's requirements for a major or minor are designed to provide students with the intellectual skills and substantive knowledge that are necessary to be able to analyze and interpret political events and governmental processes.
Information for students interested in pre-law is available.
For those who wish to teach political science in high school, the required major is the Broad Field Social Studies Major-Political Science Emphasis.