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

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

Major Requirements/Political Science (33 credits)
PS-102International Relations3
PS-103American National Government3
PS-211Legal Analysis and Writing3
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
or PS-224 Theories of Political Economy
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 (36 credits) 1
Select up to 36 credits of free electives 136
General Education Requirements (39 credits) 2
Complete 39 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 239
Total Credits120

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


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

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,PL3
PS-102 International Relations3PS-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, 222, or 2243
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3PS-311 Introduction to Constitutional Law3
PS-xxx Political Science Elective3PS-211 Legal Analysis and Writing3
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