Bachelor of Arts/ Science in Political Science Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

A. University Core Curriculum (44 hrs.)

B. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in upper-division courses in political science, including a 2.0 average in a minimum of 12 upper division hours taken in the major at this university. No grade below a "C" in Political Science will be accepted toward the degree.

C. A minimum of 36 semester hours in political science, of which 30 must be upper division, as follows:

1. POLS 2305 and 2306: U.S. and Texas Government

2. Political Theory: (3 hours)

POLS 3360, 3361, 3362, 4353, 4360 or (when applicable) 4365

3. American Politics: (6 hours)

POLS 3330, 3335, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4355, or (when applicable) 4365

4. Comparative Politics: (3 hours)

POLS 3370, 3372, 3375, 3380, 3385, or (when applicable) 4365

5. International Politics: (3 hours)

POLS 3310, 3315, 3390, 4310, 4315, or (when applicable) 4365

6. Public Administration and Policy: (3 hours)

POLS 3340, 3345, 4335, 4345, 4349 or (when applicable) 4365

7. Legal Studies: (3 hours)

POLS 3321, 4321, 4322, or (when applicable) 4365

8. Methodology: (3 hours)

POLS 4396 or SOCI 3396 or equivalent

9. Upper-division political science electives (6 hours)

Total:

36 Sem. Credit Hrs.

D. A minor of at least 18 hours, chosen in consultation with an advisor in the minor discipline.

E. Electives

FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE: At least four semesters of a single foreign language or a satisfactory grade on a written examination approved by the foreign language faculty

FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE: Six hours from economics, geography, and/or computer science in addition to those otherwise counted as lower-division preparation.