B.A. in Political Science with a Concentration in Legal Studies (PS.LGS.BA)

Major Requirements/Political Science (33 credits)
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
PS-103American National Government3
PS-250Fundamentals of Social Science Research3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSAM (American Politics)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSAL (American Legal System)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSPA (Public Policy)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSIP (International Relations)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSCG (Comparative Politics)3
PS-221Early Political Thought3
or PS-222 Modern Political Thought
Select one of the following:3
Political Science Internship Seminar
Political Science Internship
International Service Seminar
Model UN Conference
Political Science Internship
Political Science Internship
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
(Political Science courses satisfy 6 credits of Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
Concentration Requirements/Legal Studies (12 credits)
PS-307The American Judiciary3
PS-311Introduction to Constitutional Law3
PS-312Constitutional Law: Civil Rights3
Select 3 credits from Political Science (PS)3
Free Electives (39 credits) 1
Select up to 39 credits of free electives 139
General Education Requirements (36 credits) 2
Complete 36 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 236
Total Credits120


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

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
PS-101 Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV))3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,PL3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3PS-103 American National Government3
MA-xxx Gen*Ed Mathematics3Free Electives 6
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Lanaguages3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
Gen*ED Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAL3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSPA3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSCG3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSIP3Free Electives6
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
PS-307 The American Judiciary3PS-221 Early Political Thought or 2223
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3PS-250 Fundamentals of Social Science Research3
PS-xxx Political Science Elective3PS-311 Introduction to Constitutional Law3
Free Electives6Free Electives6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
PS-312 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science3
PR-xxx Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAM3
Free Electives9PS-309,PS-371,PS-383,PS-289,PS-389, or PS-489 (ExEd)3
 Free Electives6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120