Four-Year Course Outline

This is a sample four-year course plan for a Political Science Major (BA or BS)

 

First Year
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
EN 120 or CT 101 3   EN 120 or CT 101 3
CMU 101 1   PE 101 1
Science (Foreign Language if BA) 4   Science (Foreign Language if BA) 4
MA 103 or MA105 3   Second quantitative course if BS 3
PS200 or PS(CJ) 204 3   PS 101 (Gen. Ed.) 3
PE111 1   CMU 102 .5-1
      CS (Computer Literacy) 2
Total: 15   Total: 16.5-17

 

Second Year
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
PS319 or PS309 3   PS318 or 308 3
RL122 or PL105 3   EN222 3
PS200 or PS(CJ)204 3   PS Topics Seminar 3
Minor Field or Elective 3   PL 105 or RL122 3
Social Science or Science (if BA) 3-4   Social Science or Science (if BA) 3-4
CMU 201 1      
Total: 16-17   Total: 15-16

 

Third Year
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
PS 319 or PS309 3   Minor Field 3
PS Elective 3   PS318 or 308 3
Humanities Class 3   PS Topics Seminar 3
PS Elective 3   PS331 3
PL303/304, SO350 or Minor Field 3   PL303/304 or Minor Field 3
Total: 15   Total: 15

 

Fourth Year
Fall Semester Hours   Spring Semester Hours
PS480 3   PS Elective 3
PS Elective 3   PS 334 3
Minor Field 3   PS Topics Seminar 3
Minor or Elective 3   PL303/304, SO350 or Minor Field 3
Minor Field or PL 303/304 3   Elective as needed to reach 124hrs 1-3
Elective as needed to reach 124hrs 1-3      
Total: 16-18   Total: 16-18

 

The Political Science Majors must include the following coursework unless specifically waived.
PS101 American Government (for general studies) PS331 Research Design in the Social Sciences
PS200 International Relations PS334 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis
PS308 Constitutional Law PS480 Senior Thesis Seminar
PS318 Legislative Politics MA 105 Elementary Statistics
PS319 The American Presidency PL303 or PL304 History of Philosophy I or II

The BA and BS in Political Science each require 124 total hours earned.

*This template is not intended as a substitute for professional advising.

 
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