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4-Year Plan to the BS in Political Science

The Bachelor of Science in Political Science degree is designed to be completed in four years of full-time study without summer courses. The following idealized plan is designed to facilitate student planning.

Year 1: Fall (16 credit hours)

SPSU 1001 Orientation (1)
ENGL 1101: English Composition I (3)
MATH 1111: College Algebra (3)
POLS 2401 Global Issues (3)
HIST 2111 or 2112 US History (3)
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology OR
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Year 1: Spring (16 credit hours)

ENGL 1102 English Composition II (3)
MATH 1113 Pre-calculus (4)
ECON 1101 Introduction to Economics (3)
HIST 1111 or 1112 Survey of World Civilizations (3)
POLS 1101 American Government (3)

Year 2: Fall (15 credit hours)

Area D Lab Science (4)
STS 2400 Sci, Tech, & Society (2)
Area E-4 course (3)
ENGL 2XXX Literature (3)
POLS 3001 Comparative Politics (3)

Year 2: Spring (15 credit hours)

 Area D Lab Science (4)
COMM 2400 Speech (2)
POLS 2100 Quant. Methods (3)
Language 1002* (3)
Free Elective (3)

Year 3: Even Fall (15)

Lang 2001 (3)
POLS 3100 Research Design (3)
POLS 3601 Contemporary World Politics (3)
POLS 3801Political Behavior (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)

Year 3: Odd Spring (15)

Lang 2002 (3)
POLS 3209 Constitutional Law (3)
POLS 4100 Applied Methodology (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)

Free Elective (3)

Year 4: Odd Fall (15)

POLS 3301 Modern Political Theory (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (6)
Free Elective (6)

Year 4: Even Spring (15)

POLS 3701 American Institutions (3)
POLS 4201 International Relations of the Americas OR GEOG 4101 Geographic Information Systems (3)
POLS 4301 International Political Economy (3)
POLS 4801 Capstone (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)

Year 3: Odd Fall (15)

Lang 2001 (3)
POLS 3301 Modern Political Theory (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (6)
Free Elective (3)

Year 3: Even Spring (15)

Lang 2002 (3)
POLS 3701 American Institutions (3)
POLS 4201 International Relations of the Americas OR GEOG 4101 Geographic Information Systems (3)
POLS 4301 International Political Economy (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)

Year 4: Even Fall (15)

POLS 3301 Modern Political Theory (3)
POLS 3601 Contemporary World Politics (3)
POLS 3801Political Behavior (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)
Free Elective (3)

 Year 4: Odd Spring (15)

POLS 3209 Constitutional Law (3)
POLS 4100 Applied Methodology (3)
POLS 4801 Capstone (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)
Free Elective (3)

 

*Prerequisite of Language 1001 or equivalent.
**At least ONE IS 400X regional studies is required 

 

Questions? Want more information? Contact the Political Science  Coordinator: Dr. Tom Rotnem or your assigned adviser.