Major in Political Science

Students must complete the required courses below:

  • PLSC 1000 Introduction to American Government (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2000 Comparative Government (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2400 International Relations (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2800 Political Theory (C or higher)
  • PLSC 4000 Research Methods in Political Science (C or higher)

Students must complete the department elective requirement. Students may choose any other four PLSC courses:

  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • *PLSC #### (C or higher)

*Internship, directed readings, and fieldwork courses may be used to fulfill no more than two of the four departmental electives (no more than one from each category). Political science majors who choose to concentrate on foreign area studies may use courses taken in approved study abroad programs to fulfill up to a maximum of three of the required ten courses.

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • PLSC 4900 Senior Seminar (C or higher)

Minor in Political Science

Students must complete this course:

  • PLSC 1000 Introduction to American Government (C or higher)

Students must choose one course from the list below:

  • PLSC 2000 Comparative Government (C or higher)
  • PLSC 2400 International Relations (C or higher)

Students must take 3 additional political science (PLSC) elective courses, of student choice:

  • PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • PLSC #### (C or higher)
  • PLSC #### (C or higher)

Minor in Applied Politics

Students should choose any one of the following introductory courses:

  • PLSC 1000 Intro to American Government
  • PLSC 2000 Comparative Politics
  • PLSC 2400 International Relations

Students should choose any two of the following elective courses. Additional courses may count, as approved on a semester-by-semester basis:

  • PLSC 2200 State and Local Government
  • PLSC 2220 Urban and Metro Politics
  • PLSC 2250 Civic Engagement and Political Activism
  • PLSC 2300 Politics of the American South
  • PLSC 2350 Politics of Identity
  • PLSC 2500 The U.S. Congress
  • PLSC 2520 The U.S. Presidency
  • PLSC 2550 The U.S. Judiciary
  • PLSC 3000 Campaigns and Elections
  • PLSC 3100 Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • PLSC 3200 Mass Media and Political Communication
  • PLSC 3400 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PLSC 3500 American Public Policy
  • PLSC 3550 Public Administration
  • PLSC 3610 International Organizations/Model United Nations
  • PLSC 3650 Constitutional Law
  • PLSC 3710 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • ECON 1000 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 2200 Economic Policy Issues