Catalogue 2016 - 2017

Political Science Suggested Sequence of Courses

The schedule of courses below is a sample sequence for a Political Science major. Many students become Political Science majors in their sophomore year and fulfill the major requirements without academic sacrifice.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year- Fall Semester

HIST XXXHistory Perspective

3 cr.

POSC 102American National Government

3 cr.

MATH 1XXMathematical Analysis

3 cr.

ENGL 132English Composition I

3 cr.

LA 100First Year Seminar

2 cr.

Total Credit Hours:14

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

POSC 101/INST 101Introduction to Contemporary Global Issues

3 cr.

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3 cr.

MATH 120Intro Statistics for the Arts & Sciences

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

PEHR 151Personal Health and Wellness

1 cr.

ENGL 133English Composition II

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

POSC 201Comparative Politics

3 cr.

POSC 203International Relations

3 cr.

EC 111Principles of Microeconomics

3 cr.

LAB XXXLaboratory Science Requirement

3-4 cr.

PEHR 153-199Lifetime Activity

1 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

POSC 207Western Political Thought

3 cr.

EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics

3 cr.

LAB/NSP XXXLaboratory Science or Natural Science Perspective

3 cr.

POSC 2XXPolitical Science Elective

3 cr.

POSC 212Political Analysis

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year - Fall Semester

PH XXXEthical Perspective

3 cr.

CS 13XComputer Competence

3 cr.

POSC 2XX/3XXPolitical Science Elective

3 cr.

ART XXXAesthetic Perspective

3 cr.

GEOG 101World Geography

3 cr.

or

GEOG 110Geography of United States and Canada

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year - Spring Semester

POSC 3XXUpper Level Political Science Elective

3 cr.

POSC 3XXUpper Level Political Science Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

SBP XXXSocial/Behavioral Sciences Perspective

3 cr.

CUL XXXCultural Studies Perspective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year - Fall Semester

POSC 3XXUpper Level Political Science Elective

3 cr.

POSC 3XXUpper Level Political Science Elective

3 cr.

ILP XXXIntegrated Liberal Professional Perspective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year - Spring Semester

POSC 490Seminar in Political Science

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 122

Two courses must be designated as writing intensive courses.