BA POLITICAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM

Suggested Curriculum             2020-2021 Academic Year
FALL SEMESTER       SPRING SEMESTER
YEAR 1                
  PLSC 1011  Introduction to American Politics 3         PLSC 1031 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
  PLSC 1021  Introduction to International Relations 3         STATS 1561 Stats for Professionals 1 (suggested) 3
  TREX 1001 Transitions Experience Course  3           Modern Language 3
  ENGL 1221 Writing Seminar 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Modern Language 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 2                  
  PLSC 25x1 American Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3         PLSC 25x1 American Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3
  SOC 2531 Research Methods 3         PLSC 25x1 Int'l Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3
  PLSC 25x1 Int'l Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Diverse Cultures Seminar 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 3                  
  PLSC Research/Experiential Component 3         PLSC 4981 Senior Thesis 1 (or HSPS 4981) 1
  PLSC 4581 or 4591 Western Pol Thought 1 or 2 3         PLSC Political Science Elective 25x1 or higher 3
  PLSC Political Science Elective 25x1 or higher 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
    Elective (at least 1 hour) 1           Elective  3
      16             16
YEAR 4                  
  PLSC 4991 Senior Thesis 2  1           Internship or Study Abroad 12
    Elective 3             12
    Elective 3              
    Elective 3              
    Elective 3              
    Elective 3              
      16              
             
This should be used as a guide only.  Semester offerings are subject to change. Minimum Required Hours = 120
HSPS courses may substitute for PLSC elective credit.
This plan allows students the freedom to take 37 hours of  credit toward an additional major or minor.  Alternatively, this plan allows students to take 25 hours toward a second major or minor and allows students to spend a semester abroad or in an internship.
                     
Distribution Requirements for this BA degree - see Degree Works for details
• 4 Humanities • 2 Fine Arts • 1 Communication Studies • 1 Natural Science • 1 Social Sciences                       
             
                    

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BA LAW 3+3 IN POLITICAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM 

Suggested Curriculum             2020-2021 Academic Year
FALL SEMESTER       SPRING SEMESTER
YEAR 1                
  PLSC 1011  Introduction to American Politics 3         PLSC 1031 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
  PLSC 1021  Introduction to International Relations 3         STATS 1561 Stats for Professionals 1 (suggested) 3
  TREX 1001 Transitions Experience Course  3           Modern Language 3
  ENGL 1221 Writing Seminar 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Modern Language 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 2                  
  PLSC 25x1 American Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3         PLSC 25x1 American Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3
  SOC 2531 Research Methods 3         PLSC 25x1 Int'l Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3
  PLSC 25x1 Int'l Politics Elective 25x1 or higher 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Diverse Cultures Seminar 3           Distribution Requirement 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Distribution Requirement 3
      15             15
YEAR 3                  
  PLSC 4981 Senior Thesis 1 (or HSPS 4981) 1         PLSC 4991 Senior Thesis 2 1
  PLSC Research/Experiential Component 3         PLSC Political Science Elective 25x1 or higher 3
  PLSC 4581 or 4591 Western Pol Thought 1 or 2 3           Distribution Requirement 3
  PLSC Political Science Elective 25x1 or higher 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
    Distribution Requirement 3           Elective 3
      16             16
YEAR 4                  
    Law/4th year coursework 15           Law/4th year coursework 15
      15             15
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
             
This should be used as a guide only.  Semester offerings are subject to change. Minimum Required Hours = 120
                     
Distribution Requirements for this BA degree - see Degree Works for details
• 4 Humanities • 2 Fine Arts • 1 Communication Studies • 1 Natural Science • 1 Social Sciences