B.A. in History/Political Science Interdisciplinary (HP.BA)

Major Requirements/History and Political Science (36 credits)
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
or PS-103 American National Government
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
Select 12 credits from FOUR of the following Course Types: PSAM (American Politics), PSAL (American Legal System), PSPA (Public Policy), PSIP (International Relations), PSCG (Comparative Politics)12
Select 3 additional credits from Political Science (PS elective)3
Select 3 credits of pre-modern history from Course Type: HSPRE3
Select 3 credits of non-western history from Course Types: HSNW, HSAS, HSAF, or HSLA3
Select 3 credits of European history from Course Type: HSEU3
Select 3 credits of U.S. history from Course Type: HSUS3
Select 3 additional credits from history (HS) at the 200+ level3
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
or HS-461 Research Seminar in History
Interdisciplinary Requirements (12 credits)
PL-101Introduction to Philosophy3
BE-200Economics for Social Science3
GO-100People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) and Cultural Diversity (CD) in General Education)
Select 3 credits from Anthropology (AN) or Sociology (SO)3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education HS/SS option)
Free Electives (39 credits) 3
Select 39 credits of free electives 339
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 4
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 433
Total Credits120

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
HS-1xx (Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) 3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
MA-xxx (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3PS-101 Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization or 1033
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3PL-101 Introduction to Philosophy3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
EN-2xx (Gen*Ed English Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
BE-200 Economics for Social Science3HS-xxx History Course Type HSPRE3
HS-xxx History Course type HSEU3PS-xxx Political Science Course type PSAM3
Free Elective3GO-100 People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography (Satisfies Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) and Technological Literacy (TL)3
Free Elective3Free Electives3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
PS-xx Political Science Course type PSAM3HSxxx History Course Type HSNW3
PS-xx Political Science Course type PSPA3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSIP or PSCG)3
HS-xxx History Course Type HSUS3Free Elective (General Education Writing Intensive (WT)3
AN or SO Social Science Elective (Gen*ED Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
PR-xxx (Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science or HS 461 (PS course satisfies Writing Intensive (WT) requirement; HS course satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) requirement)3
HS-203+ History Elective3Free Electives (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT) or Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3
Free Electives (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (EX)3Free Electives3
Free Electives3Free Electives3
Free Electives3Free Electives3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.