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B.A. Requirements 

A minimum of 30 hours is required for a Political Science major, including:

  • No more than one course at the 1000 Level (POLS 1600 recommended) (3 hours)
  • POLS 2700 Political Theory (3 hours)
  • Either POLS 2000 American Politics, Policy and Administration OR POLS 2200 The Politics of Law (3 hours)
  • Either POLS 2300 Comparative Politics OR Pols 2500 International Relations (3 hours)
  • Minimum of 18 hours at 3000/4000 Level
  • No more than 3 hours of POLS 4950, 5960 or 4961 to count toward Political Science Major
  • No more than 6 hours of POLS 4921, 4922, 4923, 4924 or 4925 to count for Political Science Major


Program requirements are subject to change. The information provided here may not apply to some students. Please, consult your catalog and DARS report.