College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts In Political Science

Political Science and Public Administration graduates are prepared for the following areas: teaching, public servant, elected official, law and/or graduate school. Many political science graduates obtain jobs in law enforcement, probation and parole officers, teaching, and government management. Students who obtain an advanced degree in law, political science, or public administration have a growing range of new opportunities for employment in both public and private sectors.

In order to be admitted into the political science and public administration major, students must have a 2.0 grade point average and must have completed the core course requirements.

Requirements for a Major Program in Political Science

Political science majors are required to select a minor from another area. Political Science majors cannot minor in public administration. Students can not have a double major in Political Science and Public Administration Track.

In support of the major area students are also required to complete three semester hours of course work in each of the following areas: American history, economics, philosophy, psychology, sociology and statistics. Students must complete six semester hours of foreign language on the intermediate level or six semester hours in computer science. Students who choose the computer science option must follow the sequence of courses given here: CSC 1306 and then CSC 2330 OR MIS 1385 and then MIS 2380.

Requirements for a Major Program in Political Science - Public Administration Track

Students who opt for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science (public administration track) must complete 36 semester hours of course work in this area. These courses must include American Government, State and Local Government, Intro to Public Administration, Public Management Theory, Urban Politics, International Relations or Comparative Government, Public Policy, Public Personnel, Civil Rights, Research, Constitutional Law, and Selected Readings in Political Science.

In support of the major area, students are also required to complete three semester hours of course work in each of the following areas: American history, economics, philosophy, psychology, sociology and statistics. Students must complete six semester hours in computer science or six semester hours of foreign language on the intermediate level. Students who choose the computer science option must follow the sequence of courses given here: CSC 1306 and then CSC 2330 or MIS 1385 and then MIS 2380.

A minor outside the area of Political Science is required. Students cannot have a double major in Public Administration Track and Political Science.

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