Major Requirements

For Students Entering Fall 2014 or Later

36 semester hours

A. Lower Division Requirements: 4 courses (12 semester hours) 
    1. Students must take two of the following three courses: POLS 135, 155, and 165. 
    2. Students must take POLS 210 and 220. 
    3. An average grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in these courses.

B. Upper Division Requirements: 6 courses (24 semester hours) 
    1. Students must take at least one 500-level seminar. 
    2. An average grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in courses included in the major.

C. Additional Requirements 
    1. Students must take at least four 4 semester hour courses to complete the major. 

 

POLS Major Requirements Checklist

 

 

For Students Entering Before Fall 2014

36 semester hours

A. Lower Division Requirements: 4 courses (12 semester hours) 
    1. Students must take two of the following three courses: POLS 135, 155, and 165. 
    2. Students must take POLS 210 and 220. 
    3. An average grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in these courses.

B. Upper Division Requirements: 6 courses (24 semester hours) 
    1. Students must take at least one 500-level seminar. 
    2. An average grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in courses included in the major.

C. Additional Requirements 
    1. Students must take at least one course in each of the four subfields:

  • Political Thought
  • U.S. Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International and World Politics.

    (These courses can be completed at the upper or lower division level)

    2. Only 3 or 4 semester hour courses satisfy the subfield requirement. 
    3. Students must take at least four 4 semester hour courses to complete the major.

 

POLS Major Requirement Checklist