Political Science (B.A.) with Concentration in General Study

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
PSC 101American National Politics3
PSC 201Introduction to Political Science3
PSC 202Methods of Political Science3
PSC 207Power and Justice3
Political Science Electives21
Internship, Service Learning or Study Abroad2
Major Support Requirements
Social Science (sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, psychology, economics, education)9
HST 211American History Survey I3
HST 212American History Survey II3
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Free Electives15
Total Credit Hours121

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.


Fulfills Core math requirement.


Political science majors are required either to take two semesters of the same language at the introductory or intermediate level or to complete one course past the intermediate level.

Each semester some courses are identified as containing service learning experiences. Each service learning experience is worth one credit hour.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
PSC 101 American National Politics 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSC 207 Power and Justice 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PSC 201 Introduction to Political Science 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Natural Science 3
Religion 3
PSC Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSC 202 Methods of Political Science 3
Social Science 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
PSC Elective 3
HST 211 American History Survey I 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
PSC Elective 3
HST 212 American History Survey II 3
Social Science 3
Theology 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSC Elective 3
PSC Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Social Science 3
PSC Elective 3
PSC Elective 3
DIV Diversity 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
Internship 2
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours118