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Bachelor of Arts
Political Science

Area A Essential Skills                               Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1101/1111/1113/1125/1131

Area B Institutional Options                     Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/LEAD 1705/LIBR 1105/POLS 2401/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts                   Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 1105
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ITDS 1145*/MUSC 1100/THEA 1100

*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology         Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215 (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225 (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105 (no lab); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); ITDS 1215 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105: CPSC 1301/1301L; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2115; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences                           Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/PHIL 2135/PSYC 1101/SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ENGL 2136/GEOG 1101/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement                          Required Hours: 3
PELM 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major         Required Hours: 18
STAT 1127 Introductory Statistics
PHIL 2106 Critical Thinking
Foreign Language 1002
Foreign Language 2001
Select two 1000/2000-level courses from the following group, no more than one from each discipline:

Area G                                                  Required Hours: 30
(C or better required in each course)
POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 2201 State and Local Government
POLS 3115 Methods of Political Analysis
Select two of the following theory courses:
POLS 3134 Feminist Political Thought
POLS 3135 History of Political Thought to 1500s
POLS 3136 History of Political Thought from 1500s to Marx
POLS 3137 American Political Thought
POLS 3138 Contemporary Political Thought
POLS 3139 Asian Political Thought
Select two of the following American studies courses:
POLS 3126 Political Parties and Interest Groups
POLS 3127 The Presidency
POLS 3128 The Legislative Process
POLS 3129 Judicial Process
POLS 3255 Southern Politics
POLS 3161 American Constitutional Law I
POLS 3162 American Constitutional Law II
POLS 3165 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
POLS 3256 Politics in Film
Select one of the following comparative government courses:
POLS 3141 Comparative Politics
POLS 3145 European Comparative Government
POLS 3146 Latin American Comparative Government
POLS 3147 Comparative Asian Politics
Select one of the following international relations courses:
POLS 4155 International Relations
POLS 4166 International Law and Organizations
POLS 4176 American Foreign Policy
POLS 4177 American Defense Policy
POLS 4178 U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia
Choose one of the following Public Policy/Public Administration courses:
POLS 3185 Public Administration
POLS 4175 Public Policy

Area H                                                  Required Hours: 21*
Any POLS electives.
(C or better required in each course)

*POLS 3555 Selected Topics in Political Science (3 hours, may be taken a maximum of three times for credit if topic varies)
*POLS 4356 Workshop in International Organizations (2 hours, may be taken a maximum of three times for credit)
*POLS 4698 Internships (3-6 hours, may be taken a maximum of six hours)
*POLS 4899 Directed Study (1-3 hours, may be taken a maximum of six hours for credit and may not substitute for any required POLS course)

Area I                                                  Required Hours: 9
Non-POLS electives, 1000-4000 level.

Total Hours Required: 123


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