B.A. in Political Science (PS.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)
Free Electives (51 credits) 1
Select up to 51 credits of free electives 151
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 Globalization3PS-103 American National Government (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV))3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
MA-xxx Gen*Ed Mathematics3Free Electives6
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Languages3 
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 (Course type PSAL)3
PS-xxx Political Science Course (Course type PSPA)3PS-xxx Political Science Course (Course type PSCG)3
PS-xxx Political Science Course (Course type PSIP)3Free Electives6
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
PS-xxx Political Science Course (Course type PSAM)3PS-250 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL))3
PS-221 Early Political Thought or 2223Free Electives12
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Diversity (GU)3 
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science3
Free Electives12PS-309, PS-371, PS-383, PS-289, PS-389, or PS-489 (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3
 Free Electives9
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120