The degree of Bachelor of Science, with a major in political science, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the General Education Program; (2) the political science program listed below including successful completion of a comprehensive exam (part of the required capstone course, POSC 450); and (3) a program of electives OR a minor as worked out with the student’s advisor.
Courses in Political Science are designed to stimulate in students a greater awareness and understanding of political institutions, processes, relationships, and their underlying principles. One goal of these courses is to generate the requisite interest and skilled civic participation that are so crucial to the maintenance of a just, responsible and democratic society. In addition, the program is designed to prepare students for graduate study and law school.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree may earn a major or a minor in political science. Note the required grade average in the Department of Social Sciences.