Required Courses:

 Course #  Credit Hours Course Name
____POLS1903Introduction to Political Science*
____POLS2003American National Government
____POLS2203International Studies
____SOCI2503Social Sciences Research Methods
____PSYC2603Statistics & Data Analysis*
____POLS5503Senior Seminar
PLUS three courses from any one category AND five other courses on this list:
International Relations:
____POLS3303International Relations (Track Required)
____POLS3403International Law
____POLS4403Political Ideology
____RELG3603Christian Church Through the Ages
____HIST3203Europe in the Middle Ages
____HIST340317th & 18th Centuries
____HIST420319th & 20th Centuries
Comparative Politics:
____POLS3203Comparative Government (Track Required)
____POLS4253American Elections
____RELG2803Religions of the World*
____ENGL365319th & 20th Century World Masterpieces*
____HIST3753Modern Latin America
____INST3904Seminar in Contemporary Europe
____GEOG2503World Geography
American (Pre-Law Track):
____POLS4153American Foreign Politics
____POLS3703American Legal History
____POLS225/4253American Elections
____POLS4403Political Ideology
____POLS3103Constitutional Law
____HIST4003U.S. in the 20th Century
____CJUS3203Corrections in the 21st Century
____CJUS4503Criminal Courts & Procedures

Foreign Language: Three semesters of one modern foreign language are required. (See policy on placement in courses)

Liberal Studies Program: As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet.

* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements.

Among requirements for graduation, the student must have a grade point average of 2.00 or higher in the major and have 120 college level credit hours.

Students who major in the area of political science study the structure and processes of governement, both formal and informal, at all levels relating both to American society and comparable institutions in other countries.

Problems which are studied include the increasing influence of government on individuals and groups, the ordering of large human groups, the freedom of the individual, his/her equality and responsibilities in a growing complex and pluralized society, the nature and meaning of democracy, influence of clashing political ideologies and movements, and international relations including peace and war.

Students who study political science in a liberal arts setting are better prepared for numerous vocational opportunities of an administrative, investigative, or analytical nature both in government (at national, state, and local levels) and private industry; for research and teaching positions in political science and government; and as preparation for international service, for law and other professional careers.